Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

PhD in Government & Social Policy, 2016.
Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Dept of Labor.
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).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Robert A. Dahl Award for scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy by an untenured scholar, 2019.

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best book in the field of U.S. national policy, 2019.

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).

Emerging Scholar Award, American Political Sciencr Assoation Section on Political Organizations and Parties, 2020.

Affiliated Scholar, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2019-2021.

Winner (with co-authors Matto Mildenberger and Leah Stokes) of the American Political Science Association's Jack Walker Award for a published article that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties, 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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