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Associate Professor of Political Science
Undergraduate Chair for the Department of Political Science
Coordinator for the Certificate in Political Economy
Affiliated Faculty in the Global Studies Program

Alexandra Guisinger is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University. Her research broadly considers domestic and international reactions to countries’ trade, capital, and exchange rate policies. Her current research on public opinion and foreign policy focuses on how and when voters form opinions and when those opinions matter. In her book American Opinion on Trade (Oxford 2017), she identifies previously overlooked sources of protectionist sentiment such as gender and race-based employment concerns and race-based ideas about which groups deserve redistribution. 

She is currently co-PI for a two year survey project entitled Foreign Policy in a Diverse Society, which is funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Foreign Policy in a Diverse Society project will conduct a series of public opinion surveys and survey experiments fielded targeting underrepresented populations as well as a representative cross-section of the U.S. population. Find reports and data at