The Political Studies Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) is the representative and social organization of the Department’s graduate students. The PSGSA meets monthly to discuss matters such as departmental hires, representation in University government, and equity issues, as well as to plan social activities that help maintain a sense of community amongst members of the Department.

All Political Studies graduate students are members of the PSGSA, and have the right to vote on major decisions such as the election of the executive, which is comprised of the Chair, the Social Committee, and a variety of different representative positions on committees throughout the Department and the University.

The PSGSA is currently chaired by Jacob Robbins-Kanter ( and Linda Mussell (, elected as Secretary Co-Chairs in January 2017.