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Alfred G. Cuzán


Born in Havana, Cuba, Cuzán can trace his interest in political science to January 7, 1959: the day Fidel Castro triumphantly rode into Havana after ​Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country. Two years later, when Castro’s plans to establish a Soviet-style communist regime became evident, ​Cuzán and his family went into exile, eventually settling in Miami.

Professor Cuzán received a bachelor’s degree in government and economics from the University of Miami, and a master’s and doctorate degrees in political science, with a minor in economics, from Indiana University. During his professional career - all but four years spent at UWF - ​Cuzán​ has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships: ​two Fulbright scholar​ grants (2015 and 1983)​, ​several ​National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow​ships​ (2004, 1996, 1992, 1989 and 1988), ​a ​Reuben Askew Fellowsh​ip and a Henry Salvatori Fellow​ship. He chaired the Department of Government at UWF from 1992 to 2012. Most of his teaching and publications have been in the areas of American and comparative politics. Also, he was a founding member and co-authored several articles on the Pollyvote, a model for predicting the outcome of presidential elections. In spring ​2016, on a ​Fulbright schola​r grant, he taught at the University of Tartu, Estonia, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in northern Europe.

Degrees & Institutions:


*The Prince.*

Thomas Hobbes

John Locke
*Second Treatise on Government.*