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Political Science Graduate Student Council

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Political Science Department at the University of Florida! The Political Science Graduate Student Council (PSGSC) is an independent organization that promotes the interests of graduate students in the political science department and facilitates the sharing of ideas and research campus wide. The Council serves as the voice of political science graduate students, and acts as a liaison between students and the department, college, university, and community.


Through regular meetings, events, and dialogue, PSGSC brings students together across fields to raise matters of concern, discuss research, and further the department’s mission of providing high quality graduate training. PSGSC holds research presentations and discussions as a part of our Political Science Workshop Series, which hosts students, faculty, and speakers from outside the department and university, and organizes the Graduate Gators Mentoring Program for incoming students. The Council also hosts social events throughout the year that give students the opportunity to build relationships within the political science graduate student community and the university at large.


The mission of PSGSC is to serve and represent the interests of all political science graduate students. Representatives to the Council are elected from within the department’s doctoral and master’s programs each fall and spring. Anyone may attend, advocate, and speak at our general meetings. 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 PSGSC officer.


Nicholas Dzoba
PSGSC President 2019

PSGSC Officers

The individuals listed below are members of PSGSC. 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 its duties, as well as the structure and the mission of PSGSC can be found in our Constitution and Standing Rules. If you have any questions about the Department or the Council, please contact the appropriate officer, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Sabrina Marasa
Prajakta Gupte
Vice President
Brandi Martinez
Johnathan Joseph Chiarella
Kelly Richardson
Social Chair
Glen Billesbach
GAU Representative
LaRaven Temoney
American Field Chair
Sarah Hollmann
Comparative Field Chair
Long Xiao
IR Field Chair
Peter Licari
Methods Field Chair
Glen Billesbach
Theory Field Chair
MA Representative 1
MA Representative 2
MA Representative 3
First Year Representative