Awards and Accolades for Graduates Students

Amanda Edgell successfully defended her dissertation, “The Strategic Origins of Electoral Gender Quotas in Authoritarian Regimes.” Her supervisory committee was Michael Bernhard (chair), Sebastian Elischer, Amie Kreppel, Ben Smith, and Abe Goldman (Geography). Congratulations Dr. Edgell!

 Enrijeta Shino successfully defended her dissertation, “Survey Mode Effects: Reshaping Perceptions of the Electorate.”  Her supervisory committee was Michael Martinez, (chair), Michael McDonald, Dan Smith, Ken Wald, and Chris McCarty (Anthropology).  Congratulations Dr. Shino!

Sedona Huffy received a high pass on her comprehensive exam for the MA in Public Affairs. Her supervisory committee was David Hedge (chair), Beth Rosenson, and Methusam Kumaran.

Karla Mundim received an O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Paul Rader passed his comprehensive exam for the MA in Political Campaigning. His supervisory committee was Michael Martinez (chair), Beth Rosenson, Tracy Johns, and Roger Austin.

Michael Russel passed his comprehensive exam for the MA in Political Campaigning. His supervisory committee was Steve Craig (chair), Beth Rosenson, Michael Martinez, and Roger Austin.

Alexandria Wilson received an O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Javier Arroyo-Plaza successfully defended two papers, “Substantive and Descriptive Representation of Latinos in Facebook” and “Why do Puerto Ricans Vote,” for the MA in Political Science. His supervisory committee was Michael Martinez, Beth Rosenson, and Steve Craig.

 On Friday, March 29, Ross Cotton successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “The Challengers of Regional Authority: Explaining Regionalist Party Success and Failure in Scotland and Quebec.” His supervisory committee was Conor O’Dwyer (chair), Larry Dodd, Jessica Harland-Jacobs, Bryon Moraski and Benjamin Smith. Congratulations Dr. Cotton!

Patricia Mitchell passed her comprehensive exam for the MA in Political Campaigning. Her supervisory committee was Steve Craig (chair), Michael Martinez, Michael McDonald, and Elizabeth Sena.

 Matthew Riedi passed his comprehensive exam for the MA in Political Campaigning. His supervisory committee was Michael Martinez (chair), Steve Craig, Beth Rosenson, and Elizabeth Sena.

 Benjamin Torpey passed his comprehensive exam for the MA in Political Campaigning. His supervisory committee was Steve Craig (chair), Michael Martinez, Beth Rosenson, and Elizabeth Sena.

On March 13, Bobby Mermer gave an invited talk entitled “American Unionism on the Factory Floor, in the Classroom, and in the Fields,” at UF’s Second Alachua County Labor Coalition Teach-In.

Sabrina Marasa successfully defended her MA thesis “Freedom of education in Flemish and Francophone Belgium: Explaining Variation in the Effects of Universal Education Programs.” Here supervisory committee was Professors Kreppel (chair), Steven Klein and Suzanne Robbins

Andrea Miranda successfully defended her MA thesis entitled “Where are the Women? Gender Mainstreaming in Mercosur.” Her supervisory committee was Laura Sjoberg (chair), Aida Hozic, and Brian Gendreau.

Lilia Popova successfully defended her MA thesis entitled “The Influence of Military Assistance on Corruption in Recipient States.”  Her supervisory committee was Professors Zach Selden (chair), Badredine Arfi, and Bryon Moraski.