Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki is a Ph.D. Student and William Yandell Elliott fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Substantively, Alex is broadly interested in political behavior, political communication, party placement, and ideology. Her recent work concerns the perception of policy proposals, particularly, how the perceived ‘extremity’ of policy ideas changes (or doesn’t) over time within liberal democracies. Alex’s other ongoing work spans a variety of topics related to political psychology, including bandwagon effects in Canadian politics, the effect of mid-campaign scandals on candidate evaluation, and attitudes towards niqab bans in Western democracies; her co-authored work on survey mode effects is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Political Science.
At Harvard, Alex is a graduate student affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), and a graduate student co-ordinator of both the Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) and the Harvard Experiments Working Group (HEWG).
Prior to her doctoral work, Alex completed her Honors B.A. in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and then her Master's in Political Science at the University of Toronto, where she was a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellow.
CV coming soon!