Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
Published February 23, 2013
Updated January 13, 2021

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is assistant dean for civic engagement and a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.

Previously, she was a senior analyst at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm. She was also a senior fellow at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy. She previously taught political science at Northwestern University and Rutgers University.

DeFrancesco Soto is a regular contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo. She has writte for NBC Latino, The Huffington Post and POLITICO’s Arena.

Expertise: Immigration, Latina/os, women, racial and ethnic minority politics, political psychology

Location: Austin, Texas

Contact Information:
Email:
drvmds@gmail.com, vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu
Mobile: (312) 480-1868
Twitter: @drvmds

Heard on NPR: 

All Things Considered: In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection

Weekend Edition Saturday: Campaign Ads Target Latinos As A Key Issue Looms


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