Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki is a Ph.D. Student and William Yandell Elliott fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Substantively, Alex is interested in the role of information in political preference formation and change, both at the individual level (through the lens of political psychology) and at the aggregate level (as it manifests in public opinion trends). Her ongoing projects employ quantitative and experimental methods to a number of related topics, including mid-election 'bandwagon' effects, how campaign gaffes shape candidate evaluation, attitudes towards niqab bans in Western democracies, and mode effects in election surveys.
Before coming to Harvard, Alex completed her Honors B.A. in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and then was a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellow and Master's student in the University of Toronto's Department of Political Science.