Alba Alexander

Visiting Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Fields of Interest: 
Public Policy, American Political Development, State and Local Politics, Comparative Political Economy, Civic Engagement

Selected Publications: 

Playing Fair: The Tax Regime in American Politics, forthcoming

“Counter-Reform in the Welfare State: Ideas, Progressive Taxation and Social Policy in the Nixon-Ford Years.” New Political Science, vol. 30, issue 3, 2008

“Chicago: The City as a Redistributive Site after the Great Society.” Soziale Welt, special international issue on cities, Winter 2005-2006.

“Playing the Angels’ Advocate: Realism, Human Rights and the Politics of Intervention.”  In Stephen Eric Bronner ed. Planetary Politics: Human Rights, Terror and Global Society, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, January 2005.          

“Housing the Third World Urban Poor.” Harvard International Review, vol. 23 no. 4, Winter 2002.

“The Tax Policy Regime in American Politics, 1941-1951.” Congress and the Presidency, vol. 27, no. 1, Spring 2000: 59-80.

“Affirmative Action: A Critical Reconnaissance.”  International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 23 no. 3, September 1999:593-602.

"The Angst of Affirmative Action.” Critical Sociology 23, 3 Summer 1997. 



Contact Information

Office: 1122D BSB, MC 276
Phone: 312-413-3774