Gerard Alexander is also an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia.  He is currently researching and writing a book on issues of race and the modern conservative movement in America.  His previous work has examined the conditions for stable democracy, America’s policy of democratization abroad, and perceptions of the United States abroad after 9/11. He is the author of The Sources of Democratic Consolidation (Cornell University Press, 2002).


  • Associate Professor of Politics, 2002-present; Assistant Professor of Politics, 1996-2002, University of Virginia
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Government, London School of Economics, 1999


Ph.D., Columbia University
B.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University