- Ph.D., Stanford University
- B.A., UCLA
Ali Valenzuela is assistant professor of politics at Princeton University and executive committee member of the Program in American Studies. Along with Omar Wasow and LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, he co-organizes Politics Research in Experimental Social Science, a working group of researchers at Princeton using experimental methods to study questions about politics.
His teaching and research are on U.S. politics, with specializations in Latino voter turnout, public opinion and candidate preferences; immigration; racial/ethnic identity; religion in politics; and experimental methods. His work is forthcoming or has been published in the American Political Science Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, and other peer-reviewed outlets. He is currently writing a book on how competitive elections unify and politicize Latinos in America.
His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Academies of Science’s Ford Foundation (Postdoctoral Fellowship), the American Political Science Association, Stanford University, Princeton University, Princeton University Center for Human Values, and The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.
Valenzuela holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles.