D. Alex Hughes

D. Alex Hughes

Assistant Adjunct Professor


Experiments and Causal Identification, Social Networks, Political Behavior and Outcomes


Current Research

I research how group identity shapes political access and how social connections shape political behavior. In my current project, I examine how voters’ group identity shapes electoral services they receive, specifically access to the ballot on Election Day. My research has been published in The Lancet, The Proceedings of the National Academies of SciencePerspectives on Politics, and field journals. 


  • PhD. Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2016
  • MA. Political Science (American Politics, Applied Statistics) University of California, San Diego, 2011
  • BA. Economics, University of Michigan, 2008
  • BA. Political Science, University of Michigan, 2008

Last updated:

July 11, 2020