Dr. Alexandra Middlewood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas. Dr. Middlewood also earned her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas and her B.S. in Political Science from Central Michigan University.


Dr. Middlewood’s research analyzes the political behavior and policy attitudes of women gun owners in the United States. She also uses public opinion data to study gun politics more generally.


Dr. Middlewood is the faculty advisor for WSU’s Model United Nations team. She also volunteers for American Model United Nations in Chicago, IL and has served in a conference leadership role for the past several years.


Dr. Middlewood currently teaches American Politics, Gender and Politics, International Organizations, Model United Nations, Public Opinion and Political Psychology, and Senior Thesis. She often uses active learning pedagogy (civic engagement and in-class simulations) to help students build connections to the course material and the political system.


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Gun Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Behavior
  • Civic Engagement
  • Gender
  • Policy Attitudes
  • Political Science Pedagogy
Areas of Teaching Interest
  • American Politics
  • Gender
  • Public Opinion & Political Psychology
  • Model United Nations

“Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women’s Political Participation” with Mark R. Joslyn and Donald P. Haider-Markel. October 2019. Social Science Quarterly 100(6).