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A Distinguished Major

 
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    A Distinguished Major

     
Alumni

Over 600 alumni and every year 18-20 new graduates are added!  After leaving UVA they have engaged in a remarkable number and variety of occupations in a remarkable number of places. Their paths in life attest not only to their own intelligence, creativity, and energy but also to the value of the Program.

 
Porter Nenon, Attiya Latif, Jack Chellman

Three University of Virginia scholars – all with ties to the University’s political and social thought program – have earned Marshall Scholarships, paying their way for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

 
Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie, a 2009 graduate of the University who majored in Political and Social Thought and Government, has recently joined the New York Times as a regular columnist on its Op-Ed page

PST Class Visit to the Museum of African-American History & Culture

Thanks to a Thrive Grant from the Provost's Office, students in the Political and Social Thought Program traveled  to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday April 13, 2019.

The visit coincided with a series of third-year seminar readings from major authors like W.E.B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, and Toni Morrison.

Students described the vist in these terms:  

Information Session for Prospective Majors, Feb 12, 6:30pm Nau 211

February 12, 6:30 pm, Nau Hall 211 (South Lawn) 

Political and Social Thought is an honors interdisciplinary major designed to allow students of diverse interests and backgrounds to construct their own imaginative and engaging major in the broad areas of social and political inquiry and policy.  Students in the program share a rigorous core seminar, write a substantial thesis in their fourth year, and join a community of independent thinkers.

Come hear about the program, meet some current students, and ask questions about what’s involved in PST.

Alumni Corner

Over 600 alumni and every year 18-20 new graduates are added!  After leaving UVA they have engaged in a remarkable number and variety of occupations in a remarkable number of places. Their paths in life attest not only to their own intelligence, creativity, and energy but also to the value of the Program.

 
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