Todd Makse

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Politics and International Relations

Office: MMC, SIPA 405

Phone: 305-348-8451


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Makse’s current research looks at the importance of expertise in state legislatures, citizen perspectives on representation, and the dissemination of information in political discussion networks.

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, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Political Geography.

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

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