Political Science Graduate Student Council

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Political Science Department at the University of Florida! The purpose of the Political Science Graduate Student Council is to promote the interests of graduate students in the political science department and facilitate the sharing of ideas and research campus wide. Our organization holds research presentations and discussions several times each year, often bringing in speakers from outside the University.


In addition, we hold social events throughout the year which give students the opportunity to build relationships within the political science graduate student community and the university at large. If you have any questions about the graduate program in political science or suggestions for speakers, social events, or other activities, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the PSGSC.


Stephen Phillips
PSGSC President

PSGSC Members

The individuals listed below are members of the Political Science Graduate Student Council. Elections for these positions are held annually in March. All Political Science graduate students are encouraged to run for a position on the council and get involved in department life. More information on each position and the duties of the GSC can be found in our Constitution. If you have questions about the Department or the GSC, please contact the appropriate Board member, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Stephen Phillips
Nicholas Dzoba
Vice President
Alexandria Wilson
Torrian Pace
Peter Licari
Social Chair
Robert Mermer
GAU Representative
Marah Schlingensiepen
American Field Chair
Karla Mundim
Comparative Field Chair
Taylor McDonald
IR Field Chair
Amanda Edgell
Methods Field Chair
Theory Field Chair
Kaylis Baxter
MA Representative 1
Dennis Halleran
MA Representative 2
MA Representative 3
Marah Schlingensiepen
First Year Representative