School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
SIGS Faculty Dr. Felipe Mantilla summarizes recent research about religious leaders and politics in the Washington Post. Catholic clerical leadership typically balks at taking stances that could be interpreted as partisan while evangelical clerics and Sunni Muslims are far more likely to embrace explicitly partisan positions and align themselves with political parties. Why are these approaches so different? Click on the link to read more.
SIGS Anti-Asian Hate Statement. The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) is outraged at the rise in violence and hate against Asian Americans since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. The department strongly condemns these attacks and other forms of hatred that have been increasing at an alarming rate. Click on the link to read the statement.
Political Science Professor Wins National Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement. Click the link to read more.
2021’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States. SIGS Professor, Dr. Edwin Benton, offers his expert opinion on federal-funding disparities in an article for Wallet Hub. Please click on the link to read more.