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Alexandra Reckendorf

B.A. Political Science, Susquehanna University 2004
M.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina 2013
Ph.D. Political Science, University of South Carolina 2014

Public Opinion, Polling & the Media; Race, Class & Gender; Parties & Elections; U.S. Religion & Politics; U.S. Racial & Ethnic Politics; Campaign Politics; The Presidency; Congress; Interest Groups & Social Movements

Perceptions of group conflict and discrimination; Citizens’ political knowledge or lack thereof; Voters’ susceptibility to campaign and media effects; Political socialization; The “culture wars”

Alexandra Reckendorf is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she studied American Politics and Political Theory, and was a research fellow for USC’s Institute for African American Research. While at USC she won multiple teaching awards and was nominated for the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership after founding and chairing a political science research conference. Prior to her career in academia she worked as a tour guide for the U.S. Capitol Building and the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.