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About Ransford Edwards

Ransford F. Edwards, Jr., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Political Science. As a McKnight Doctoral Fellow, Edwards earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida International University in 2016. He received an M.S. in Political Science from Florida State University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include disaster politics, particularly disaster capitalism. He explores social and economic justice through the transformative nature of natural disasters.

Edwards’ regional areas of focus are the Caribbean and Latin America. His work appears in Class, Race, and Corporate Power and he has been a reviewer for the journal Disasters. His teaching interests include quantitative research methods, political economy, and political film and fiction.


2013 - Present Adjunct Instructor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics
2012 - Present Graduate Instructor, Florida International University ‐ Department of Political Science
2012 - 2013 Adjunct Instructor, Palm Beach State College ‐ Department of Social Sciences


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 Reviewer, Disasters Journal
Member, Association for the Study of the Middle East Africa
Member, Graduate Student Advisory Board (FIU)
Member, Southern Political Science Association
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Honors and Awards

  • (2016) Visiting Postdoctoral Associate, Florida International University
  • (2012) Award in recognition of Teaching Excellence, Palm Beach State College
  • (2009) McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, Florida Atlantic University


  • POLS 1200 - Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 1010 - Introduction to American Government
  • INST 1500 Global Issues
  • HIST 2140 - Modern Latin America


2016 Ph.D., Political Science, Florida International University
2009 M.S., Political Science, Florida State University
2007 B.A., Political Science, Florida Atlantic University

Contact Information

(954) 262-8205


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Presentations (12)