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Zoltan L. Hajnal

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
Racial and Ethnic Politics, Urban Politics, Political Behavior

A scholar of racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration, and political behavior, Dr. Hajnal is the author of 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 Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, 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.  Before joining the faculty at UCSD, Dr. Hajnal was a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Brandeis University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Yale University.

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Office: SSB 395
Phone: (858) 822-5015