Aleksandr Fisher

Areas of Expertise

Propaganda, Misinformation, Post-Soviet politics

Major - Comparative Politics

Minor - Research Methods

Aleksandr Fisher is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University and an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. ​​His academic research addresses topics of foreign propaganda, authoritarian information politics, international democratization, and the lingering influence of misinformation, as well as their implications for U.S. foreign policy. He has been awarded the 'Trajectories of Change' Fieldwork Grant from the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Hoffman Dissertation Fellowship from the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), and the Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship and Summer Dissertation Fellowship from George Washington University. His research has also been supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the Rumsfeld Foundation. His research has published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and Perspectives on Politics​.

Current Research

Propaganda, disinformation, inoculation strategies, political communication, post-Soviet politics


B.A. summa cum laude in Political Science and History, Temple University