A Double-Gator who received her BA (’06) in Political Science and her MA (’08) in Political Science with a focus on Political Campaigning, Becca Guerra is a Senior Associate with Civitas Public Affairs Group in New York City. Joining Civitas in 2017, Becca brings to the table her prior experience in grassroots organizing, state infrastructure building, and civic engagement with America Votes Florida, Pro-Georgia, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the NAACP. She works with leaders from across the nation and the political spectrum to market their campaigns and to create campaigns that win and create lasting change.
Dani Feinstein works for the Joint Staff as a Policy Officer focusing on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. She provides support and directly engages with Joint Staff senior leaders and supports senior leader preparation for Presidential discussions; National Security Council meetings; Congressional testimony; senior foreign counterpart visits, meetings with Combatant Commanders, and policy makers. She is responsible for evaluating national strategies and policies and providing comprehensive and accurate contextual insights to action officers and senior leaders.
Hannah Alarian, Comparative Politics (Western Europe), Political Behavior
Paul M. B. Gutierrez, Judicial Politics (American) and Political Theory
Drew Rosenberg, International Relations and Social Network Analysis
Juliana Restrepo Sanin, Comparative Politics (Latin America), Gender and Development
Andrew Janusz, Comparative Politics (Latin America)
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.
If you are interested in learning more about my research or teaching please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Oumar Ba, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Morehouse College;
Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University;
Scott Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University;
Keith Lee, Assistant Professor, Political Science & Public Administration, Georgia College;
Lia Merivaki, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University;
Anna Mwaba, Lecturer and McPherson/Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow in Government, Smith College;
Buket Oztas, Assistant Professor of Politics & International Affairs, Furman;
Sebastián Sclofsky, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, California State University, Stanislaus
Clockwise, starting bottom left:
- Matthew Benchimol (IR)
- Prajakta Gupte (Comparative)
- LaRaven Temoney (American)
- Sarah Hollmann (Comparative)
- Glen Billesbach (Theory)
- Kelly Richardson (American)
- TJ Harrington (American)
- Yuanxin Wang (Theory)
- Anqi Yang (Comparative)
- Stephanie Denardo (IR) [center]
Dr. Sharon Wright Austin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida and has also taught courses at the Universities of Louisville, Michigan, and Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Austin received a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1993. Her teaching interests are in American Government, Urban Politics, and African American Politics and her research interests are in African American mayoral elections, African American/Caribbean American political relationships, rural African American political activism, and African American political behavior. Her first book, Race, Power, and Political Emergence in Memphis was published in 2000 by Garland Publishing. She has also published scholarly articles in the National Political Science Review, The Journal of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, The Journal of Black Studies, and Politics and Policy and has written several book chapters. Her second book, The Transformation of Plantation Politics in the Mississippi Delta: Black Politics,Concentrated Poverty, and Social Capital in the Mississippi Delta , was published by the State University of New York Press in 2006. Her third book, The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America was published by the State University of New York Press in 2018.
From (left to right): Dr. Chesney McOmber, Dr. Li Li Chen, Dr. Brian Amos (and Dr. Ashley Hudson, not shown), with Professor Daniel Smith and Emeritus Professor Ken Wald.
Dr. Mwaba is starting as a Lecturer at Smith College this fall and Dr. Scolfsky is starting as an Assistant Professor at California State University, Stanislaus this fall. Terrific job placements for these two outstanding PhD graduates.