Lisa García Bedolla
Published May 7, 2013
Updated April 9, 2021

Lisa García Bedolla is an education professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the school’s vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division. She studies the causes and consequences of political inequalities in the United States.

She has consulted for presidential campaigns and statewide ballot efforts and has partnered with over a dozen community organizations working to empower low-income communities of color. Through those partnerships, she has developed a set of best practices for engaging and mobilizing voters in these communities, becoming one of the nation’s foremost experts on political engagement within communities of color.

Bedolla is author of Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles and the co-author of Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns. She has received fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, UCLA’s Institute of American Cultures, the James Irvine Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Huntington Library and the American Political Science Association.

Expertise: Latino voter mobilization, Latino civic engagement, educational equity, gender equality, immigrant and immigration issues

Location: Berkeley, Calif.

Phone: (510) 643-9824


Heard on NPR: All Things Considered: Black Voters Turned Out At Greatest Rate For 2012 Election

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