Alexander Reichl

Prof. Alex Reichl is the proud recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queens College.  His teaching and research are in the field of US politics with a particular focus on the politics of New York and other cities.  His classes combine big-picture theories with real-world examples in order to address fundamental issues of democracy and power in the US.

Prof. Reichl is the author of Reconstructing Times Square: Politics and Culture in Urban Development (Univ. Press of Kansas, 1999).  He has published articles on urban development, politics, culture, and housing in Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and his book reviews have appeared in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Affairs Review, Polity, and Architecture.  He is a contributor to Understanding the City: Contemporary Perspectives in Urban Studies (Blackwell, 2002), Gender and Planning: A Reader (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2005), and Cities in American Political History (CQ Press, 2011).  His current research addresses the changing nature of parks and public spaces in 21st-century New York City.

Prof. Reichl brings years of experience working in politics and government at the city and state levels.  He has worked as a political activist in Chicago, an analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives, and a researcher and program assistant for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Like many in the Queens College community Prof. Reichl is a second generation American – a true Bohemian.

American Politics and Government (PSCI 100), State and Local Government (PSCI 210), Urban Politics (PSCI 211), New York City Politics and Policy (PSCI 229 and 381W), Race and Ethnicity in American Politics (PSCI 229), The Peopling of New York (HNRS 126W), Shaping the Future of New York City (HNRS 226), Introduction to Housing and Urban Planning (URBST 141), Housing Policy and Politics (PSCI 209/URBST 220)

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