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Vlad Enrique Medenica

Associate Director

Vlad Enrique Medenica (he/they/él/elle) received his Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University and is a quantitative social scientist with extensive experience conducting and communicating research on topics related to race, ethnicity, identity, inequality, and survey methodology. Vlad is currently Associate Director of GenForward, where they lead a number of organizational functions including survey research, partnerships, and communications.

Previously, Vlad served as an Editor for a column at The Washington Post aimed at making academic research related to current events accessible to a general audience as well as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Delaware where he taught courses on race, identity, American politics, and research methodology. His work has been published in various outlets including peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, and is often featured as an expert commentator in English- and Spanish-language media including The New York Times, La Opinión, Politico, CNN, The Hill, The Root, and NPR.