Ron Hayduk teaches courses in American politics about immigration, inequality, community organizing and social movements, and voting and elections. Hayduk’s published books include Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, New York (co-edited, Temple University Press), Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States(Routledge), Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York (Cornell University Press), Democracy’s Moment: Reforming the American Political System for the 21st Century (co-edited, Rowman & Littlefield), and From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization (co-edited, Verso), as well as numerous book chapters.
Along with Marcela García-Castañon, Hayduk co-edited a symposium titled “Xenophobia, Belonging and Agency: Citizenship in Immigrant America,” and contributed essays to Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, New Political Science, the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Socialism and Democracy, Radical Teacher, and Dialectical Anthropology. Hayduk’s work also appears in popular venues such as Calmatters, the Los Angeles Times, and Jacobin. His research has been covered by the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, TIME, CNN, and other news networks.
Formerly a social worker, Hayduk previously worked in NYC government, consulted to policy organizations (Demos, Aspen Institute, Brennan Center), and served as an expert witness in court cases. Hayduk’s current research projects include a study of Participatory Budgeting in Bay Area jurisdictions, two studies of immigrant voting laws and practices (one historical, one contemporary), and a study of immigrant incorporation. Hayduk serves on the Board of the North American Participatory Budgeting Research Board and the Editorial Board of Socialism and Democracy. Hayduk obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) where he taught before coming to SFSU in 2016.