Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Hertel-Fernandez’s research currently focuses on the Democratic Party and the politics of federal tax policy; the sustainability of social insurance programs, with an emphasis on unemployment insurance and Social Security; and mobilization of business interests in state politics. Hertel-Fernandez is a member of the Roosevelt Institute Pipeline’s Boston Chapter, and is a former Board Member of the National New Deal Preservation Association.
Talks and Briefings
Skocpol, Theda and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez. "The Koch Effect: The Impact of a Cadre-Led Network on American Politics." Paper presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 8, 2016.