Political Science

2017 - Sertan Usanmaz Kathleen Holder April 04, 2018
Sertan Usanmaz (B.A., political science and international relations, ’17) is an associate government program analyst for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in the State Treasurer’s Office in Sacramento.
Mother-Daughter Aggies Advocate for Civic Engagement Becky Oskin November 21, 2017
Isabella Romero’s early induction into political life occurred right here in Davis; she and her mother lived in town while her mother completed her undergraduate degree in political science and sociology, and eventually her Ph.D. Today the two are both Aggies.
2003 - Jacob Smith (not verified) May 10, 2017

Attorney Jacob C. Smith, (B.A., political science, ’03) recently joined Reynolds Law, a business and estate planning firm, in Vacaville. He graduated in 2014 from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he received Witkin Legal Institute awards for business associations and legislative drafting and was inducted into the Traynor Honor Society and the Order of Barristers. He served four tours in Afghanistan with U.S. Army special operations and received two Bronze Star medals. 

1999 - David Ashby

January 04, 2017
David Ashby (B.A., political science, and rhetoric and communication, ’99) was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in December to the Sutter County Superior Court bench. Ashby, 39, of Yuba City, has been an owner and attorney at the Ashby Law Firm since 2002. After graduating from UC Davis, he earned his law degree from UC Berkeley. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Chris Chandler (B.A., English, ’73) last May. A former state Assembly member, Chandler served 23 years on the bench, including a 2006–12 stint as the court's presiding judge. 
1976 - Tom Garrison (not verified) December 04, 2016

Tom Garrison (M.A., political science, ’76) released Hiking Southwest Utah and Adjacent Areas, Volume Two. The book provides a guide to 25 different hikes, with maps, photos and other details about each hike.

Thought Leaders - Fall 2016

December 02, 2016
In the College of Letters and Science magazine released in December 2016, we featured faculty and graduate students who provided expertise and insight into the big public issues of the day, from the parenting transgender kids, the political divide and immigration to climate change and poverty.

Cal Aggie Back in Print

December 02, 2016
With $230,000 in operational funding from an $11.19 annual fee passed by students last year, The Aggie began printing a weekly edition on Thursday, Sept. 22 — the first of 30 planned for 2016–17.
Polarization of Voters Reflects Wide Differences in Moral Views Kathleen Holder June 07, 2016
America’s political divide runs deep — with vastly different views among left, right and moderate voters on the nature of right and wrong, according to a recent study by UC Davis political scientist Christopher Hare.