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The Alt-Right: What Everyone Need to Know

2018, Oxford University Press

In this book, Hawley provides a tour of the contemporary radical right, and explains how it differs from more mainstream varieties of conservatism. Dispassionate and accessible, this is an essential overview for anyone seeking to understand to this disruptive and dangerous political movement.

Making Sense of the Alt-Right

2017, Columbia University Press

This book details the history, strategies, and major figures of the so-called Alt-Right movement. It clarifies how it differs from other radical right-wing ideologies, and the role it played in the 2016 election cycle.

Demography, Culture, and the Decline of America's Christian Denominations

2017, Lexington Books

This book examines the state of Christianity in the United States, considering trends in religious beliefs and affiliation over the last forty years. It seeks to explain why so many of America’s largest denominations have witnessed such a dramatic decline during this period. 

Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism
2016, University Press of Kansas


This book examines the history of the American Right since 1945, specifically focusing on those groups that were never fully incorporated into the mainstream conservative movement.


White Voters in 21st Century America

2014, Routledge Press


This book examines the political behavior of non-Hispanic whites. It considers the trends within the white vote, how white voters differ geographically, and the primary fault lines among white voters. It also examines how white political behavior changes in response to diversity. It considers whether or not the day is approaching when whites consolidate into a largely homogenous voting bloc, or whether whites will remain politically heterogeneous in the decades ahead.


Voting and Migration Patterns in the U.S.

2013, Routledge Press


This book is an updated version of my doctoral dissertation and covers many themes also examined in my peer-reviewed articles, such as local political context and community satisfaction, the marriage gap and the geography of family formation, and the different migratory patterns of various racial and ethnic groups in the United States.