Populo is the undergraduate journal produced by students in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University. It publishes first-class work previously submitted for modules in American Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, and War and Society.
The Populo Team consists of six Student Editors supported by an Academic Editor.
Political and Cultural Studies covers a wide range of subjects and the name of the journal needed to encapsulate all these elements. Populo is the Latin for ‘by the people’ but can also be translated as ‘for the people.’ As the journal is led by students, comprised of the work of students, and for the students, it plays on this idea. It is also reminiscent of Abraham Lincoln’s speech nicely encompassing the various interests of each subject area.