Ron Hayduk teaches courses in American politics about immigration, community organizing and social movements, elections, and inequality. 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 (with Kevin Mattson, Rowman & Littlefield), and From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization (with Benjamin Shepard, Verso).
Along with Marcela García-Castañon, Hayduk co-edited a symposium titled “Xenophobia, Belonging and Agency: Citizenship in Immigrant America,” and he has contributed essays to Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, New Political Science, the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Socialism and Democracy, Radical Teacher, and Dialectical Anthropology, as well as numerous book chapters. Hayduk’s work also appears in popular venues such as Calmatters, the Los Angeles Times, Jacobin and other venues. Formerly a social worker, Hayduk previously worked in NYC government and consulted to several policy organizations (Demos, Aspen Institute, Brennan Center). Hayduk obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) and taught at Queens College, CUNY before joining the faculty at SFSU in 2016.