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.

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.


Anderson Hall

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

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