Alex Mardon entered the Ph.D. program in the fall of 2015. His focus is on Comparative Politics and International Relations, specifically on democratic transitions, electoral politics, and international trade. His regional focus is on East and Southeast Asia.
Alex graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Economy.
Before he entered the Ph.D. program at Michigan State, Alex served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2013-2015. His country of service was Indonesia.
In his spare time, Alex likes to ride his bike or play soccer.