Department of Political Science, Queens College

Ron Hayduk
Ron HaydukProfessor


Phone: (718) 997-5480
Office: 200R Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: T & TH, 11:00am-12:00pm;
    F, 12:00-1:00pm

Ron Hayduk joined the Department of Political Science in 2012, after teaching for a decade at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). Hayduk is also the 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, forthcoming). Hayduk's current research project is an edited book and symposium (with Tarry Hum), Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Place-Making in Queens, New York (2015/2016).

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, a co-founder of the Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, and an active member of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC). Hayduk is also a member of the New York City Participatory Budgeting Research Board as well as a member of the North American Participatory Budgeting Research Board.

Current Controversies -  Poverty amid Plenty: The Politics of the 99% (PSCI 102),  Urban Politics (PSCI 211), Political Parties and Elections (PSCI 218), Capitalism and Democracy (PSCI 226), American Government Colloquium: The Politics of Immigration (PSCI 229), American Political Thought (PSCI 273), and Law and Immigration (Seminar; PSCI 382W).