Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ron Hayduk, Ph.D.

Ron Hayduk is Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Center for Immigration Studies at Queens College. Hayduk's work on American politics centers on elections and voting, immigration and race, and social movements, including Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the U.S. (Routledge, 2006), Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York (Northern Illinois University Press, 2005), From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization (Verso, 2002), and Democracy’s Moment: Reforming the American Political System in the Twenty First Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002). More recently, Hayduk has written about immigration reform policy, elections in New York, and the Occupy Wall Street movement, including “Radical Responses to Neoliberalism: Immigrant Rights in the Global Era” (Dialectical Anthropology), “New York State Elections and Election Management,” in Handbook of New York State Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012), and “OWS and the Anti-Globalization Movement,” in Occupying Political Science: The OWS Movement from New York to the World (Palgrave, 2013).

Formerly a social worker, Hayduk worked in New York City government as the Coordinator for the Voter Assistance Commission and consulted to policy organizations (NAACP, Demos, and The Brennan Center). Hayduk is an editorial board member of the journal Socialism and Democracy (www.sdonline.org), co-founder of the Coalition to Expand Voting Rights (www.ivotenyc.org), and a member of the Legislation and Solidarity Committees of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union of faculty and staff at the City University of New York.

Selected publications:
  • Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the U.S.
  • Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York 
  • From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization 
  • Democracy’s Moment: Reforming the American Political System in the Twenty First Century 

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