Zoltan L. Hajnal


Zoltan Hajnal is a professor of political science at the University of California San Diego. A scholar of racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration and political behavior, Hajnal is the author of "White Backlash:Immigration, Race, and American Politics" (Princeton  2015- 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). His research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and a range of other media outlets. 

Education and CV

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 1998
M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago, 1993
B.S., Geophysics/ Political Science, Yale University, 1990

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Zoltan L. Hajnal

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