Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Amanda Driscoll

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Specialization: Comparative Political Institutions, Judicial Politics & the Rule of Law, Latin America

Areas of Interest: Comparative legislative politics, electoral systems, Latin-American politics, comparative judicial politics & inter-branch relations

Bellamy 567 (By Appointment)



Curriculum Vitae


Amanda Driscoll is the current Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Political Science. Driscoll’s research and teaching interests center on comparative democratic institutions of modern Latin American, with particular regard for courts, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.

Selected Publications



Driscoll, Amanda and Michael J. Nelson.”The Minimal Costs of Court Curbing: Experimental Evidence from the United States.”  Winner of the 2021 APSA Law & Courts Section Best Conference Paper Award

Driscoll, Amanda, G. Cepaluni, F. de Sa Guimaraes, and P. Spada. “Prejudice, Strategic Discrimination and the Electoral Connection: Evidence from a Pair of Field Experiments in Brazil.” American Journal of Political Science , 62(4):781-795.