Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki

Welcome! I am a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. Starting in September, I will be a Postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard in 2023.

My research focuses on party organization and group mobilization in Western Europe, in macro-historical perspective. In assorted papers and my ongoing book project, I study how political parties mobilize new group identities into politics, and the broader structural conditions that shape their strategies. You can read more about my work here

I have held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship in Montreal. 

Prior to my PhD, I received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto, both in political science.