Meet Alexander Kustov, First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Alexander Kustov is a doctoral candidate in Princeton’s Department of Politics and the joint degree program in Social Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research focuses on voter responses to ethnic diversity and migration in high-income democracies. Alexander’s dissertation examines the unlikely role of altruism in popular anti-immigration preferences, and under what conditions voters would accept increasing immigration. His work has been published in American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and received the best paper award from the World Association for Public Opinion Research. Alexander is grateful for the generous support of the First Generation Scholar Travel Reimbursement Grant that has been immensely helpful for attending the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting and presenting his job market paper.


About the APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Travel Reimbursement Grant
In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing status committees on Asian-Pacific Americans, Blacks, Latinos y Latinas, LGBT Individuals, Women, Graduate Students, and Contingent Faculty in the Profession. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally, perhaps throughout their careers. Learn more.