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History, Politics and Political Economy Department

The Department of History, Politics and Political Economy seeks to instill in students an appreciation for the wide diversity of human social, cultural, political, legal, and economic arrangements across the full breadth of geography and time, enabling them to contextualize their role as citizens of the world.

Our goal is to equip students to act responsibly and ethically to effect positive change. Through critical engagement in the areas of history, politics, economics, political economy, and the law, the department provides students with the empirical and analytical perspectives necessary to discern patterns and lessons that enable them to recognize injustice and work for equality and dignity for all.

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Department Chair
Michael Chiang, Associate Professor
mchiang@regis.edu

Degrees and Programs

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Minors

  • Minor in History
  • Minor in Politics
  • Minor in Pre-law

Clubs & Activities

The History and Politics Department sponsors a number of special activities, events, and programs that offer students additional opportunities for out of class learning and interaction.

 

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History majors have the opportunity to conduct primary source research and/or have an Internship in the archives of the Regis University Center for the Study of War Experience a nationally recognized repository of personal war narratives and testimonies.

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Majors have represented the Department and the University at major national academic competitions such as the Model League of Arab States and the annual Yale University Security Council Simulation.

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Politics majors have attended academic conferences at West Point and the Air Force Academy, and are often on Regis’ nationally recognized Forensics Team, where they have won national championships.

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Res Judicata the Regis University pre-law club, is a place for all students interested in the legal professions to network, prepare, and dialog in order to further their own personal and professional goals and impact the world. In pursuit of this mission the organization conducts regular meetings, speakers, LSAT prep tests, and other activities.

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Student Spotlight: Fatima Ibrahiem

In the Fall 2020, History and Political Economy double-major Fatima Ibrahiem (Junior) worked with Dr. Lauren Hirshberg in a Directed Research Study to explore global and local implications of environmental racism and climate justice. Her semester-long research culminated in an outstanding final presentation before the Denver chapter of the ACLU that identified opportunities for legal intervention in areas of environmental racism and injustice in the Globeville-Elyria Swansea community. Fatima plans to continue exploring issues of climate justice and environmental racism as she pursues a law degree after her time at Regis.

Meet the History, Politics and Political Economy Faculty

Ian Zuckerman
Ian Zuckerman

Assistant Professor

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Ethan Sanders
Ethan Sanders

Associate Professor

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Mausumi Mahapatro
Mausumi Mahapatro

Assistant Professor

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Meaghan Shaughnessy
Meaghan Shaughnessy

Associate Professor

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