Andrew R. Flores is an assistant professor of government at the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches courses in American politics, LGBT politics, political behavior, and quantitative social science. Flores is also a visiting scholar at the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.
Flores’ research focuses on attitude formation, attitude change, and public policies affecting LGBT populations. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science Advances, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Journal of Public Health, Policy Studies Journal, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Flores served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Committee on the Well-being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Populations in the U.S.
His recent research activities include: the use of survey experiments on opinions about transgender people and transgender rights; patterns of violence and victimization directed at LGBT people; quantitative approaches to intersectionality; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and disparities in wellbeing between LGBT and non-LGBT people; and demographic methods to estimate the number of people who identify as LGBT.