Alexandra McGarry Williams graduated Arizona State University in 2023, with her Ph.D. in political science. She also holds a BA in History from Rutgers University (New Brunswick). Her main research interests include feminism and gender and politics, but she is also broadly interested in racial/ethnic politics, electoral behavior, and public opinion. Alexandra also worked in the School of Politics and Global Studies Experimental Research Lab, where she served as Lab Coordinator for two years, and a lab assistant and volunteer for three years. During this time, she both assisted in creating surveys and experiments as well as oversaw their launch to over 1,000 ASU undergraduates. She is both very interested and well-versed in experimental methodologies and survey research.
Alexandra’s dissertation, titled: “Running as a Feminist: How Voters Respond to Feminist Candidates” utilized multiple methodologies, including focus groups, an online student survey, and an online survey experiment of a national sample. Primarily, her experiment varied how candidate gender, party identification, and feminist status influenced voters’ opinions on political candidates.
While at SPGS, Alexandra also had the opportunity to teach three of her own courses: American National Government, as well as Women and Politics, which she has taught twice. Each of these classes had over 60 students enrolled.
She is proficient in STATA, Qualtrics, and iMotions.