Alexander Caviedes earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2006. He also holds two law degrees: a J.D. from the University of Florida and an LL.M. from the University of the Saarland (Germany), and he previously practiced immigration law in Tampa, Florida.
He has taught as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, visiting professor at Whitman College, and at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he has served as assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs since 2007, and associate professor since 2014. His teaching spans domestic law and public policy, comparative politics and international relations, with courses in Law, International Law, International Migration, EU Politics, Western European Politics, Comparative Capitalism, and Sport and Politics.
His research interests lie in comparative political economy, particularly public policy in the form of migration and labor migration policy. His work on these topics has appeared in journals such as the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Journal of Contemporary European Research, and the Boston University Journal of International Law. His has also contributed to various edited volumes, most recently the Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy (forthcomng), Handbook on Migration and Security (2017), Migrants, Minorities and the Media (2017), Migration in an Era of Restriction (2016), and The New Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives (2015). In 2010, he published Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration, and together with Georg Menz he co-edited Labour Migration in Europe (2010).
Dr. Caviedes serves as pre-law advisor and faculty advisor for the SUNY Model EU, and has served as Director of the Honors Program and Coordinator of International Studies. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Council of European Studies, and the European Union Studies Association. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Italian.
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