Associate Professor of Political Science
Alexa Bankert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. After completing her B.A. in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, she received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stony Brook University in 2016. Alexa’s current research focuses on the development, measurement, and consequences of partisan identities in two-party and multi-party systems.
Alexa’s research and teaching focus on political psychology, and experimental methods. More specifically, her work examines the origins, development, and impact of social identities on political attitudes, values, and behavior and has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Political Psychology, Political Behavior, and Electoral Studies. She is the recipient of several awards including the Distinguished Junior Scholars Award given by the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association, the Janet Box-Steffensmeier Award for Outstanding Female Graduate Students in Methodology, and the Milton Lodge Award for Outstanding Research Potential. Currently, Alexa serves on the Early Career Committee of the International Society of Political Psychology as the Professional Development Coordinator.