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Nicholas Seabrook

Associate Professor

Political Science & Public Administration | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law; American Government and Politics; Judicial Behavior; Administrative Law; Direct Democracy; Fair Housing Policy; Political Geography; Election Administration; Redistricting; Voting and Public Opinion; State and Local Politics; Money in Politics; Spatial Statistics; Applied Research Methods


Ph.D, Political Science (2010), University at Buffalo, SUNY

MA, Political Science (2007), University at Buffalo, SUNY

BA (First Class Honors), American Studies (2005), University of Nottingham


Dr. Seabrook is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. His research examines the intersection of law and politics in the United States, with a particular focus on redistricting reform and election administration. He is the author of the book “Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics,” which was published by Cornell University Press in 2017.


Award of Research Excellence (2014)

University of North Florida, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

For commitment in promoting research and sponsored activities


American Political Science Association (2007-present)

Midwest Political Science Association (2007-present)

New York State Political Science Association (2007-present)

Northeastern Political Science Association (2008-present)

Southern Political Science Association (2010-present)

Western Political Science Association (2016-present)

Publications & Presentations

Seabrook, Nicholas R. 2017. Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Seabrook, Nicholas R., and Nicholas C. Cole. 2016. “Secret Law: The Politics of Appointments to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.” Justice System Journal 37: 259-271.

Seabrook, Nicholas R., Joshua J. Dyck, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2015. “Do Ballot Initiatives Increase General Political Knowledge?” Political Behavior 37: 279-307

Seabrook, Nicholas R., Eric M. Wilk, and Charles M. Lamb. 2013. “Administrative Law Judges in Fair Housing Enforcement: Attitudes, Case Facts, and Political Control.” Social Science Quarterly 94: 362-378

Contact Information

Building 51, Room 2110

(904) 620-5856