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Bryn Rosenfeld

Assistant Professor

Bryn Rosenfeld

White Hall, Room 307



Bryn Rosenfeld is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. Her research interests include political behavior, development and democratization, protest, post-communist politics, and survey methodology. Her current book project examines how state economic engagement affects the social bases of support for democratization. Her other projects investigate the determinates of participation in mass post-election demonstrations, how economic performance affects the popularity of ruling parties in competitive autocracies, and how Russian state media report on the economy. She is also interested in statistical methods for studying protest participation and survey experiments for sensitive topics. Her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and Sociological Methods & Research. Previously, Professor Rosenfeld was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and worked for the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Opinion Research. Her dissertation, Varieties of Middle Class Growth and Democratic Preference Formation, was awarded the Juan Linz best dissertation prize by the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Comparative Democratization Section. She also received the U.S. State Department’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards for her analysis of Russian public opinion. She holds a PhD from Princeton University.


  • Government


Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, Development and Democratization, Authoritarian Regimes, Protest, Post-communism, Survey Methods


Fall 2020