On the latest episode of 13, Associate Professor of Political Science Sam Rosenfeld breaks down how the filibuster has functioned in congress throughout the years, the current challenges to changing the filibuster rules, and the history of partisan politics.
Rosenfeld’s research centers around the study of partisan politics in America, and he teaches courses about American democracy, American elections and party power, war and the shaping of American politics, and the presidency and executive leadership.
Media outlets often call upon Rosenfeld’s expertise, particularly as it pertains to the national political discourse related to the two-party system. His most recent book, The Polarizers: Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. Rosenfeld has appeared in national and international media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, and many others.
Rosenfeld earned his bachelor of arts in history at Columbia University and his master’s and PhD in history at Harvard University.
Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.
Previous episodes of 13 have featured: DeWitt Godfrey, Esther Rosbrook, Rebecca Shiner, Dawn LaFrance, Brittney Dorow ’17, Mari Prauer, Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.