Alexander Rossell Hayes

PhD Candidate, Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles

Academic CV


University of California, Los Angeles

PhD Political Science

Subfields: Comparative Politics and Racial & Ethnic Politics

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

BA Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy & Public Service

Senior honors thesis: ‘Far Right Politics and the Shaping of Migration Policy: Austria and Germany's Divergence’
Advisor: Carolyn Marie Dudek

Concentration in Migration — Minor in European Studies

Phi Beta Kappa — Honors College Graduate with Distinction — Cumulative GPA of 3.98


Journal articles

Alexander Rossell Hayes and Carolyn Marie Dudek, ‘How Radical Right-Wing Populism Shapes Migration Policy: Austria and Germany’s Divergence,’ Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, forthcoming (2019), doi:10.1080/15562948.2019.1587130.

Book reviews

Alex Hayes, ‘Immigration Economics in a Restrictive Era,’ review of We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative by George Borjas, Regional Labor Review 19, no. 2 (2017): 32–33


Hofstra University Firestone Summer Research Fellowship


Invited lectures

‘Far Right Politics and the Shaping of Migration Policy: Austria and Germany’s Divergence,’ Comparative Politics, Suffolk County Community College, May 2018

Conference panels

‘Undergraduate Comparative Politics,’ NYSPSA 2018 Annual Conference, New York State Political Science Association, Staten Island, New York, April 2018

‘Refugees, policies and populism,’ 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Chicago, Illinois, March 2018

Teaching experience

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

Peer teacher*
US Immigration Policy and Politics
Fall 2017
Peer teacher
International Politics
Spring 2017
Peer teacher
Politics of the Middle East
Fall 2016

Central American Refugee Center, Hempstead, New York

Instructor and creator
US Civics
Summer 2017 and Spring 2018
Intermediate ESOL
Winter–Spring 2018
Advanced ESOL
Fall 2017
Teaching assistant
Advanced ESOL
Winter–Spring 2017

Research experience

Preliminary researcher
August–December 2018

for Rosanna Perotti, Hofstra University

Created literature review on immigrant incorporation into national and local political parties for upcoming research project

Research assistant
January–May 2017

for John Pulis, Hofstra University

Archival research for forthcoming book on the role of migration and creolization in the formation of Caribbean culture