Alexander George Theodoridis                                            

Assistant Professor  |  Political Science  |  University of California, Merced

My substantive research and teaching interests are in American electoral politics, with a focus on political behavior, political psychology, electoral institutions, campaign effects and campaign strategy.  My methodological focus is on research design, survey methodology, experimental methods, causal inference, statistical and econometric analysis, and the intersection of formal theory and empirical analysis.  Much of my 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.  I also study public opinion as it relates to policy, focusing especially on environmental policy.  My work can be found in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Political Psychology.

I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in English and Politics from the University of Virginia.  At Berkeley, I was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship(IGERT) Fellow.  Before graduate school, I helped launch the University of Virginia Center for Politics

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