My work is situated within the field of American politics with a concentration on minority and identity politics and a specialization in Latino politics. Broadly defined, I examine how minorities behave both within political institutions and in the mass public. My research can best be classified into two categories: 1) Latino Representation, Minority Representation, and Institutions and 2) Mass Political Behavior of Minorities and Millennials and attitudes about immigration.

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Universitas 21

Universitas 21 (U21) is a network of 27 research universities around the world. I am currently a co-PI on a global survey project, in collaboration with six U21 global universities, that measures generational change, political engagement, and governance.

Published Work


Replication and Additional Information for previous projects

“Shades of Faith: Religious Foundations of Political Attitudes Among African Americans, Latinos, and Whites”
“The Drug-Laden Balloon: U.S. Military Assistance and Coca Production in the Central Andes”

“Economic Uncertainty, Job Threat and The Resiliency of the Millennial Generation’s Attitudes toward Immigration”