Todd Makse

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Politics and International Relations

Office: MMC, SIPA 405

Phone: 305-348-8451


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Dr. Makse’s current research looks at the importance of professional backgrounds and expertise in state legislatures, how early voting influences political discussion and information, and the relationship between policy priorities and knowledge in a multi-level political system.  

His co-authored book, Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces examines the consequences of political yard sign displays in residential neighborhoods. His work has been published in journals that include The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, and Political Geography.  

Before arriving at FIU, he served on the faculty at Susquehanna University, Dickinson College, and Radford University.  

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

State politics, legislative politics, elections and voting behavior, political parties, redistricting


B.A., Rice University, 2001
M.A., Ohio State University, 2005
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010