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Dr. Zoltan L. Hajnal is a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. A scholar of racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration and political behavior, Dr. Hajnal is the author of "Dangerously Divided: How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics" along with several other award-winning books: "White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics," "Why Americans Don’t Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure of Political Parties to Engage the Electorate," "America’s Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout, and Representation in City Politics" and "Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership." Dr. Hajnal has also written numerous articles in the top political science journals, op-eds in The New York Times, Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and has been featured across a range of media outlets. He is actively involved in voting rights litigation and local election law reform. Before joining the faculty at UCSD, Dr. Hajnal was a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Brandeis University.