- Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Gerard Alexander is associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia. His research interests include democratic transitions and consolidation, empirical democratic theory, conservative politics, and the politics of advanced industrial societies, particularly in Western Europe.
Prof. Alexander is the author of The Sources of Democratics Consolidation (Cornell University Press, 2002), and of articles in the Journal of Theoretical Politics Studies, Comparative Political Studies, and the Revista Espanola de Ciencia Politica. He has received grants from the Council for European studies and the Fulbright program. His current research focuses on the political right's trajectory in democratic politics in Western Europe and the U.S.