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 written for NBC Latino, The Huffington Post and POLITICO’s Arena.

A Mexican and white woman with long, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She stands with her arms crossed, wearing a long sleeve, black turtle-neck sweater with a small white brooch.

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

Location: Austin, Texas


Mobile: (312) 480-1868

Twitter: @drvmds

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