Meet Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Interview conducted by Tenney Kapellusch

1) Why did you want to work at UF?

I came to UF as a part of a cluster hire on race, gender, and inequality. The cluster hire really appealed to me, and I was very excited that the university is committed to hiring junior faculty that study and teach about  these politically important issues. This hiring initiative revealed the University’s ambition and dynamism, and I was hopeful of the opportunity to join such a community.

2) How has teaching at UF impacted your life?

I have been really impressed with the undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching has been incredibly rewarding. I leave every class with  something new to consider, and talking with students has been really helpful for thinking about my research as well.

3) What made you want to pursue becoming a professor?

I have always really enjoyed teaching other people and I have also been attracted the idea of doing research on politically important topics and contributing to human knowledge. Being a professor is the best job in the world because it the perfect combination of the two!

4)  How did you get interested in Political Science?

When I went to college, my very first class was an International Relations class. At the time I thought I wanted to study history but that very first class got me hooked on Political Science.

5)  In what area do you focus your research and why?

The majority of my solo research is on the politics of international migration and sovereignty.  I am interested in why we see the persistence of discrimination in international migration even though laws exist that explicitly forbid such discrimination.  These are topics that impact our modern world and are related to so many other areas of politics.

6)  What is the one thing you hope students take away from your classes?

I want them to be able to analyze and appreciate the importance of network interdependence in the international system. We live in an interconnected world, and every policy that they may support or disapprove of has unintended consequences.

7)  What is your favorite type of food?

Anything spicy.

8)  What is at the top of your bucket list?

I would love to go to Australia or China.

9)  What is the most interesting thing about you that most people do not know?

I tutored an Olympic gold medalist in French.

10)  If you could give one piece of advice to a new Political Science student, what would it be?

Do not just settle for fulfilling requirements for your degree. Take a variety of classes that interest and will challenge you. Also appreciate the freedom that comes with being a student.

11)  What advice would you give to your undergraduate self and why?

Appreciate your time as a student and take a few more risks. Pursue opportunities for more independent work and get more involved.

Joselin Padron-Rasines made history in 2015 by becoming the first Latina at UF to become student body president, unseating the entrenched political machine on campus and challenging the status quo by promoting tuition equity for undocumented students . After completing an MA in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Joselin joined Education First in September 2017, and now works as a Project Specialist, providing wide-ranging support to project teams to help deliver outstanding work for clients. She serves as a Board Member of the University of Florida Association of Hispanic Alumni.

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Hannah Alarian, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics (Western Europe), Political Behavior

Paul M. B. Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Judicial Politics (American) and Political Theory

Drew Rosenberg, Assistant Professor, International Relations and Social Network Analysis (Methods)

Juliana Restrepo Sanin, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics (Latin America), Gender and Development

Andrew Janusz, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics (Latin America)

Angela McCarthy, Lecturer, American Politics and Methods

Enrijeta Shino

I am a PhD Candidate and Graduate Assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida. I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Florida in Fall 2019.  My primary research interests are in political behavior, public opinion, and elections. My dissertation focuses on survey mode (internet, face-to-face, and phone) and its effects on the estimates of Americans’ political knowledge, understanding of issues, differentiation of candidates on policy, and ability to cast votes that more fairly represent the voter’s policy preferences. This work addresses the discipline’s basic questions about the nature of American public opinion, while incorporating my substantive interests in those areas as well as my methodological skills in survey research and applied statistics.

My other research interests focus on the electoral reform laws, turnout, and voting behavior. My research specialties include public opinion, voting behavior, elections, state politics, political psychology, survey research methods, political methodology, and experimental design.

My research has been published in the Electoral Studies. For more information about my research, please see my CV or visit my research page.

If you are interested in learning more about my research or teaching please contact me at:

Amanda Edgell:

I am a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF, I spent twelve months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo overseeing a U.S. government funded food security program. I recieved a Master’s in International Affairs from Texas A&M University (2011) and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Appalachian State University (2008).

My research focuses on political institutions in authoritarian settings, as well as, international development finance and gender politics. I have conducted fieldwork in D.R. Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. My work has appeared in Democratization and African Studies Review.

As a consultant, I have provided expertise on program initiation, survey design, and impact assessment for Michigan State University, Princeton University, and the U.S. Department of Defense. I am a managing partner at 417 Research & Analytics.

My favorite video game is Stata. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, brewing beer, and training my dog Simcoe.

I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate on research and international development projects. You can contact me at

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