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Bryn Rosenfeld

Assistant Professor, Government

 Bryn Rosenfeld

Academic focus:

Democratization, public opinion and political behavior, post-Communist politics

Current research project: 

I am finishing a book, “A Loyal Middle Class,” on how state economic engagement affects middle class support for democratization.

Previous positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2016-2019
  • Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2015-2016

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University, 2015
  • M.A., Politics, Princeton University, 2012
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 2004

Last book read:

“City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles” by Mike Davis

In your own time/when not working:

Eating at places that make food I don’t know how to make (and trying to shorten that list!), hiking, cross-country skiing

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Russian and Post-Soviet Politics

What most excites you about Cornell:

Great students and colleagues living in a small town with a sense of responsibility and purpose

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