Alexander Theodoridis (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. His 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. His 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. 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.
Theodoridis holds 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 served as chief of staff at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. He is a long-suffering UVa sports fan.