AAFSW and Welcome to Washington present “Understanding American Politics in an Era of Polarization”

A Zoom Presentation by
Professor Alexander George Theodoridis,
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.

You are cordially invited to a virtual Zoom presentation by Alexander George Theodoridis, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, entitled “Understanding American Politics in an Era of Polarization,” on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. This presentation is presented by AAFSW and Welcome to Washington.

If you would like to join this presentation, please register at office@aafsw.org. We will need your email address so we can send you the Zoom link.

Alexander George Theodoridis is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before joining the faculty at UMass, he was an assistant professor at the University of California, Merced, and spent the 2017-18 academic year in residence at Vanderbilt University as a senior visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

His work seeks to understand the ways in which citizens interact with the political world in an era of hyper-polarization. His substantive research and teaching interests are in American electoral politics, with a focus on political behavior/psychology, campaign effects and policy attitudes. Much of his work applies new survey experimental and measurement paradigms to examine the implications of partisan identity and party cues for political cognition. He also studies public opinion as it relates to a variety of policy domains, especially environmental policy.

His work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Political Psychology, Election Law Journal, Environmental Politics, The Forum, and PS, and has been recognized with numerous grants, the John Sullivan Award, the Elections Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Best Paper Award, and the Society for Political Methodology’s Warren Miller Prize. It has also been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, CNN, The Hindu, The Economist and many other media outlets.

Professor Theodoridis has 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, he was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow. Before graduate school, he helped launch the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair