Behind the Music: Hip Hop and Social Justice

Posted On June 15, 2017
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Hosted by Georgia State’s Political Science Department Location: Classroom South, Room 608


In 2017 Hip-Hop culture celebrates its 44th year of existence as a cultural form in America. Since its beginning Hip-Hop has expanded beyond the borders of the United States to serve as a political, social and cultural art form in many nations… more »

Dr. Sarah Gershon Wins Prestigious Jelen Award

Posted On March 3, 2017
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The Inaugural Ted G. Jelen Award Goes to…Associate Professor Sarah Allen Gershon, Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at Georgia State University; Assistant Professor J. Benjamin Taylor, GSU alumni who now is an assistant professor at UNC-Wilmington; and Adrian D. Pantoja.

The award recognizes the best paper published in politics and religion in 2016.… more »

Grad Profile Template 2

Posted On December 11, 2016
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Ph.D. Candidate

Office: 932 Langdale Hall Email: apauley1@gsu.edu Website: alexandracpauley.com Hometown: Atlanta, GA Download Curriculum Vitae


American Politics Comparative Politics

Research Areas

Entertainment Media Effects, Media Studies, Political Psychology, Terrorism Studies

What drew you to the department?

“The supportive environment. My work is interdisciplinary, but instead of trying to rein me… more »

Havana, Cuba

International Political Economy

Reflection written by Lina Machado from the 2015 Cuba trip.

This trip was an amazing experience especially due to the fact that we got to go in the precise moment when things are rapidly changing for Cuba. I was extremely lucky to go back to this beautiful country and being able to witness and… more »

Dr. Amy Steigerwalt is warded 2013 Hughes Gossett Award at the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society Annual Gala

Posted On June 12, 2015
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Dr. Amy Steigerwalt, along with coauthors Dr. Pamela Corley and Dr. Artemus Ward, were presented by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with the 2013 Hughes Gossett Award at the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society Annual Gala. The Hughes Gossett Award is given for the best article published in the Journal of Supreme History… more »

Professor Kim Reimann receives OII Faculty Award for Global Engagement 2014

Posted On March 30, 2015
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Dr. Kim DoHyang Reimann, Associate Professor in Political Science and Director of the Asian Studies Center at GSU, is the 2014 recipient of the Office of International Initiative’s (OII) Faculty Award for Global Engagement.

International Honorary Reception

This award ”honors and recognizes outstanding academic and service accomplishments and contributions to international education by Georgia… more »

Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette’s new book “Pulse of the People”

Posted On March 23, 2015
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Hip-Hop music encompasses an extraordinarily diverse range of approaches to politics. Some rap and Hip-Hop artists engage directly with elections and social justice organizations; others may use their platform to call out discrimination, poverty, sexism, racism, police brutality, and other social ills. In Pulse of the People, Lakeyta M. Bonnette illustrates the ways rap… more »

Turkey and the Middle East Study Abroad 2015

Posted On March 20, 2015
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Turkey and the Middle East offers an unforgettable 14 day study abroad experience. The objective of the program is to examine Turkey’s increasingly central role in the new Middle East emerging in the aftermath of the revolts against dictatorships in the region. A secondary and related objective is to visit one of the politically… more »