Alexander Theodoridis

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2012, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Political Science, 2006, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.P.P., 2005, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • B.A., Politics and English, 1998, University of Virginia
Research Interests: 
  • American politics
  • Political behavior/psychology
  • Electoral institutions
  • Political methodology
Theodoridis studies American electoral politics, with a focus on political behavior, political psychology and electoral institutions. His methodological focus in on statistical analysis, research design, experimental methods, causal inference, and the intersection of formal theory and empirical analysis. His recent research has been focused on generating experimental data to examine the implications of partisanship and partisan identification with a particular emphasis on their roots in social identity and the ways in which they may shape political cognition. Before graduate school, he served as chief of staff at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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