Zoltan L. Hajnal

Professor, UC San Diego Department of Political Science

Zoltan Hajnal is a professor of political science at UC San Diego’s Department of Political Science and an affiliated faculty member at the School and has been instrumental in helping design and launch the Master of Public Policy degree at GPS. His research deals with racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration, and political behavior.

Hajnal recent books include “White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics” (Princeton – 2015 – Winner Choice Outstanding Academic Title), “Why Americans Don’t Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure of Political Parties to Engage the Electorate” (Princeton 2011 – Winner of the APSA’s Best Book on Race/Ethnicity), “America’s Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout, and Representation in City Politics” (Cambridge 2010 – Winner of APSA’s Best Book on Urban Politics) and “Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership” (Cambridge 2006).

He has published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Perspective on Politics and numerous other journals, edited volumes and newspaper editorial pages. He has received numerous honors for his research and writing including the Best Paper in Urban Politics Awards from the American Political Science Association.

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Zoltan L. Hajnal

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