Alexander Kustov

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Alexander Kustov is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Political Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research focuses on public and policy responses to immigration and ethnic diversity in high-income countries. He specializes in experimental and computational methods informed by a range of data sources, including original surveys and economic games, historical and geocoded records, political texts and computer simulations. His award-winning book project Borders of Compassion examines under what conditions most people accept more open immigration policies.

His work has been published in, among others, American Political Science ReviewComparative Political StudiesJournal of Politics, and World Politics. It has been recognized by a number of grants and awards, including from the American Political Science Association and the National Science Foundation. He has also written for popular outlets such as The Washington Post. Prior to his appointment at UNCC, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He received his joint Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University.


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