Political Science and Criminal Justice



On September 20, 2016, Dr. Gary Segura of Stanford University gave the keynote address to a packed house at our annual Constitution Day event marking the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, "The Future Is Ours: How Demographic Change and Latino Voters Are Changing American Politics in 2016 and Beyond.” Dr. Segura is the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy at Stanford University. He is the director of the Stanford Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion, and the politics of America’s growing Latino population.

His recent publications include Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation with Matt Barreto (Public Affairs Press, 2014); and The Future is Ours: Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics with Shaun Bowler (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press)

The 2016 Constitution Day event was sponsored by the CSU, Chico Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, the Associated Students, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. Please consider joining us for next year’s Constitution Day event in September 2017. Watch the department’s web site and Facebook page for details.

In 2016, Professor Segura gave a video presentation(opens in new window) at the Political Science & Criminal Justice Forums.

On September 28th, 2016 new professors Doris Schartmueller, Andy Potter, and Adam Irish discussed applying to and succeeding in graduate school, as a part of a panel presented by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS).

The Department’s Town Hall event marked its tenth anniversary this year.

Political Statements is the official newsletter of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Chico.

With over 1,000 total majors, the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is one of the largest departments at Chico State. Students choose courses from a rich curriculum, providing close student-faculty contact in each of the following majors of study: U.S. politics, legal studies, criminal justice, international relations, and public administration. The department also offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Political Science.

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