Justin Gest is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, and the co-founder and deputy director of the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His teaching and research interests include comparative politics, immigration, and demographic change. He is also the author of Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in Times of Demographic Change (Cambridge University Press 2018). Previously, he was a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, where he won the 2014 Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize, Harvard’s highest award for teaching. In 2013, he received the Star Family Prize for Student Advising, Harvard’s highest award for student advising.
The Washington Post podcast: The real reason working class whites continue to support Trump
The Washington Post: Working class whites can’t handle their status as “the new minority”
Vox: Why the white working class feels like they’ve lost it all
Politico: Two Kinds of Trump Voters
The Guardian: Labour is moving close to disaster. How can it reconnect with its roots?
The American Prospect: Can the Democratic Party be White Working Class, Too?
The Guardian: Trump, White Working Class Avatar
BBC World: Interview on World News
Politico: “I’m Not a Racist, But…”
Reuters: Strange Bedfellows: Donald Trump and the White Working Class
Reuters: Dispatch from Deep in the Heart of Trump Country
Politico: Why Trumpism Will Outlast Donald Trump
The Nation: Interview with Bill Greider
KABC: Interview on The Doug McIntyre Show
ABC News Australia: Interview on Australian Radio