CSAD supports and promotes the work of Berkeley’s outstanding faculty studying American politics and democracy. We provide support for faculty research through conferences and workshop opportunities for major projects, particularly those that focus on the quality of American democracy.
CSAD works to encourage the intellectual growth of the next generation of American politics scholars. We provide students with financial support, including grants to cover costs associated with their research, and we offer office and meeting space for advanced graduate students. Recent graduates of the political science department studying American politics have moved on to faculty positions at leading institutions, including Chicago, MIT, Northwestern, Stanford and Yale.