Alexandra Guisinger



Regular Faculty - Assistant Professor


International Relations


Harvard (A.B)

Yale University (Ph.D.)

Research and Teaching Interests

International relations theory, Crisis Diplomacy, and International Political Economy


Alexandra Guisinger specializes in international relations theory, crisis diplomacy, and international political economy. Her research concerns information transmission between political and economic actors on issues pertaining to international security and economic relations. Specifically, she theorizes on how governments can most credibly signal intentions– both domestically and internationally – as well as how the diffusion of policy information across borders affects national decision making. Her recent articles on exchange rate regimes and on trade policy formation have been published in International Organization. She is currently researching and writing a book manuscript on financial crises entitled The Paradox of Stabilization: IMF Programs, Domestic Politics, and Financial Crises. 

Guisinger is a faculty fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a faculty advisor to the International Development Research Council.

Office Hours

Tuesday 3:30-4:45pm and Friday 12:00-1:45pm

Contact Information

Office: 444 Decio
Phone: 574-631-3846
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556