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Andrew Alquesta


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Tufts University
Dept. of Political Science
Packard Hall
Medford, MA 02155

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Administrative Coordinator

Andrew Alquesta recently joined the Political Science Department in April 2020 as a part-time Administrative Coordinator. He also coordinates the Summer Pre-College Program in International Relations for the University College, and he is working on his doctoral dissertation next door in the Tufts English Department. His research focuses on depictions of populism in late nineteenth-century American fiction. This dual interest in politics and literature extends all the way back to Andrew's undergraduate double major in English and Political Science at the University of Connecticut. After earning his BA, Andrew worked for a campaign consulting firm in Washington, DC for several years before moving to Somerville to begin graduate school. Since then, he has taught in Tufts' and Emmanuel College's first-year writing programs and tutored with the Tufts Academic Resource Center. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys listening to NPR and Carly Rae Jepsen, taking classes in education, literature, and CrossFit, and spending time with his friends and partner.