Antoine Yoshinaka


Antoine Yoshinaka.

Antoine Yoshinaka


Antoine Yoshinaka


Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Scholarly Interests

American politics; Congress; political parties; elections

Contact Information

418 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8435


Antoine Yoshinaka is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include the study of U.S. political parties and elections, the U.S. Congress, state-level legislative and electoral politics, and the study of legislatures and elections around the world. He has published two academic books with Cambridge University Press and another academic book with the University of Toronto Press. His academic articles appear in peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, and Electoral Studies. He earned his MAand PhD from the University of Rochester and his BS from the Université de Montréal. Prior to joining the faculty at UB in 2015, Professor Yoshinaka taught at American University and the University of California, Riverside.


  • PhD, University of Rochester, Political Science, 2005 
  • MA, University of Rochester, Political Science, 2003 
  • BS, Université de Montréal, Political Science, 1999

Current Research

Legislative lobbying; redistricting; political migration; party switching; legislative careers in the European Union

Courses Taught

  • PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics
  • PSC 198: Trump 45: Election and Presidency
  • PSC 199: Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election
  • PSC 304: Legislative Politics
  • PSC 531: Intermediate Statistics for Social Science

Selected Publications