Student Opportunities

Students interested in presenting a paper at a conference can apply for travel funds through the Dean’s Office.

Please send an email describing your conference experience and a photo to to be included below.

Student Research Assistant Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing a research assistant opportunity, talk to a professor whose research area intersects with your own and/or to which you bring particularly relevant skills (foreign languages, data skills, extensive coursework, etc.) As in years past, we will do our best to make you aware of other opportunities that come to our attention through the department newsletter.

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US Naval Academy Conference April 2021

Politics majors Megan Kilduff and JJ Packer were selected to attend the 61st Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, “Global Resilience After the Pandemic” on April 6-8, 2021. They heard from acclaimed speakers (including Dr. Anthony Fauci), participated in discussions reacting to the speakers and panels, and responded to global simulations that allowed them to get creative in how to balance geopolitical and national concerns with this global battle. 

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Two Wake Forest Politics Majors Present at the 2021 Pi Sigma Alpha Conference

Two Wake Forest politics majors presented papers as part of the March 6-7, 2021 National Student Research Conference organized by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.    Haley Schulberg presented a paper titled, “Passage of State Laws Inconsistent with Federal Law: Assessing the Motivations and Consequences of an Increasingly Prominent Tool of State Pushback”   Izzy McMahon presented a paper titled, “Democracy in Divided States: Federalism and Consociationalism…

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