Alexander Kustov

Alexander Kustov is an assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a 2024-2025 Good Authority fellow. He studies democratic governance and public opinion, with a focus on managing immigration and ethnic tensions in high-income countries. He is the author of In Our Interest: How to Make Immigration Popular (forthcoming at Columbia University Press).

Why some countries are less welcoming to international students

As governments try to cut immigration numbers, universities are defending their lucrative market.

Good to Know: Public backlash

It’s important to understand the role – and risk – of backlash in today’s politics.