Outstanding Senior Thesis Award

The John Roos Award is granted annually to the best senior honors thesis in the area of American politics. To be eligible for the award, senior theses should be submitted to the Department of Political Science Undergraduate Studies office by the announced thesis deadline in early April.


Allison Verrilli -- Thesis: "Igniting the Fuse: Immigration, Threat, and the Political Activation of White Identity"
Advisor: Ricardo Ramirez


Matthew Kearney -- Thesis: "Betting the House: Tracing the Relationship Between Public Policy and Personal Financial Uncertainty Faced by Mortgagors"
Advisor: Amitava Dutt


Adam Henderson -- Thesis: "Playing the Catholic Card: Catholic Candidate and Religious Cues"
Advisor: David Campbell 

Internships and Other Opportunities

Students are encouraged to further their knowledge of American politics through internships and other programs on campus and beyond. Please consult:

  • The Washington Program: Courses and internships in our nation’s capital through the Notre Dame study abroad program.