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Justin Gest

Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Gogernment, George Mason University

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Justin Gest is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. He studies immigration and the politics of demographic change. He is the author of four books: Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West (Oxford University Press/Hurst 2010); The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality (Oxford University Press 2016); The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press 2018); and Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change (Cambridge University Press 2018). He has authored a variety of peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in journals including Comparative Political Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration Review, and the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. He has also provided reporting or commentary for BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The New York Times, Politico, Reuters, Vox, and The Washington Post. From 2010 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Departments of Government and Sociology. In 2007, he co-founded the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics.