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Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki

Graduate Student Affiliate


Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki

Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Alex is broadly interested in comparative political behavior, political communication, and political parties. Much of her ongoing work is focused on 'the politics of controversial ideas,' that is, how and why politicians decide to pursue policies that are radical relative to the status quo. She is a graduate student affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and serves as a co-ordinator of the Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP). She holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto, where she was a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellow.


  • PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University