Political Scientist

Grants & Awards

  • Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship at Georgia State University (2020)
  • Dept of Political Science Dissertation Research Fellowship for $2850 (2018)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Stipend Enhancement for $2000 (2017)


  • 2020: APSA Annual Conference
  • 2020: Atlanta Symposium on Political Science
  • 2015: MPSA Annual Conference


  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association

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Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia State University

Alexandra C. Pauley studies the impact of news and entertainment media on political and social attitudes. She has 5 years experience conducting research and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Georgia State University (expected May 2021)
  • M.A. in Political Science, Georgia State University (2015)
  • B.A. in International Affairs, Kennesaw State University (2012)


Provost’s Dissertation Fellow at Georgia State University
Chosen as one of eight select doctoral students from across the university to receive this honor. Met with other fellows each month to discuss progress and offer encouragement. The GSU Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship offers doctoral students in their final year the tools and funding they need to complete their dissertation within the year.

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Lecturer at GSU Political Science Dept
(2015 – 2019)
Convinced at least 10 unsuspecting college freshman to become political science majors. Served as instructor of record for 13 classes. Taught face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online classes covering American government, global issues, and pop culture’s influence on American politics. Read more here.

Graduate Research Assistant at GSU Political Science Dept
(2013 – 2018)
Developed and organized five student-led projects as part of Political Science Project Lab for GSU’s EPIC Program with Dr. Mike Evans. Contributed to American context for Dr. Jennifer McCoy’s Polarized Democracies project. Indexed and edited citations for Pulse of the People: Political Rap Music and Black Politics by Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey. Redesigned and managed department website. Assisted with rebranding and advised on social media content.

Graduate Assistant at Global Studies Institute
(2017 – 2019)
Redesigned and updated copy for GSI website. Managed website with department manager, Ms. Shameica Shine.

Freelance Writer & Editor
(2010 – 2016)
Appointed lead writer for politically-neutral website aimed at educating the public about all sides of politically divisive topics like gun rights, the gender wage gap, and politicization. Covered controversial 2014 senate & gubernatorial elections in GA for national political blog, PJ Media. Contracted with Excite Creative Studios to produce website copy, develop social media content for small businesses, and write blog posts and quizzes for affiliated sites.

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