Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

PhD in Government & Social Policy, 2016.
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez


Politics at Work, by Alexander Hertel-FernandezAlexander Hertel-Fernandez's first book, Politics at Work: How Employers Deploy Their Workers to Shape American Politics and Public Policy, examines how employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics – and why Americans should care. Oxford University Press (2018).

Alex’s second book, State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States — and the Nation, State Capture, by Alexander Hertel-Fernandezexamines how conservative donors, activists, and businesses built up cross-state political networks since the 1970s that allowed them to transform state policy and politics – and why progressives lagged behind in their efforts to build liberal state-level clout. Oxford University Press (2019).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best PhD dissertation in the field of public policy, 2017.

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Fiona McGillivray Prize for best paper in political economy presented at the previous year's APSA annual meeting, 2017.

Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association's Patrick J. Fett Award for best paper presented at the MPSA annual meeting on Congress and the presidency, 2017.

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