Politics


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Tiana Epps-Johnson is the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life, which provides training and resources to local election officials. The center also maintains a nationwide dataset of election information, accessible by request, which can tell voters what’s on their ballot and who are their elected officials.

Added 09/28/18 | Location: Texas | Subjects:

Sharon A. Navarro is professor of political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is an expert consultant on women in politics, race and American politics, and Latinx politics. Her publications include Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of the American Judiciary; Latinas in American Politics; and Latino Urban Agency.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread the Vote, a nonprofit organization that helps people obtain IDs for jobs, housing, medical care and voting. She is an expert on voting rights. Calvin is one of the 2018 Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business and has been a Business Insider 30 Under 30.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, and his research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New Mexico | Subjects: ,

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez is a member of the New Mexico State Senate. In 2018 and 2021, Sedillo Lopez was a candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional district.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: ,

Khalilah Brown-Dean is an associate professor of political science and senior director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University. Her research interests include the political dynamics surrounding the criminal justice system, especially as it relates to voting rights policies.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects:

Tammy Vigil is an associate professor of communication at Boston University. Vigil’s research looks at political campaigns, persuasion and women as political communicators, and has included analyzing the language used in convention speeches made by presidential nominees’ spouses.

Added 07/06/17 | Location: California | Subjects:

Erica Bernal-Martinez is the CEO of NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) Educational Fund, which works to encourage the participation of Latinos in the America political process and increase the effectiveness of Latino policymakers on issues such as immigration, voting rights and election reform.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: , ,

Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, Black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Belk Jr.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: , ,

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and department chair of African American studies at Princeton University.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Charlton McIlwain is vice provost for faculty engagement and development and a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University. His research interests include issues at the intersection of race and media, particularly as it relates to how different forms of digital media have enhanced and/or inhibited political participation among people of color.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: ,

Deen Freelon is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Freelon is also a principal researcher at the university’s Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Sarah Audelo is the outgoing executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a network of youth activist organizations. She is an expert in the youth and millennial electorate. Previously, Audelo was the political and field director for Rock The Vote and millennial vote director for the 2016 Clinton campaign.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro is Dean’s Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. She is also CEO of RISIST, the Research Institute for the Study of Intersectionality and Social Transformation. Hancock is a scholar of intersectionality theory.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Angela Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to empower young professionals in economic development, civic engagement and political involvement. She is CEO of A. Rye Inc., and host of the podcast On One with Angela Rye.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: , ,

Bakari Kitwana is a cultural critic, journalist and activist specializing in hip-hop, youth culture and Black political engagement. He’s the executive director of Rap Sessions, which has conducted over 150 townhall meetings around the nation on issues facing the hip-hop and millennial generations.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Mo Elleithee is the founding executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.  Before launching the institute, Elleithee spent nearly two decades as one of the top communications strategists in the Democratic Party, helping political leaders and organizations figure out how to tell their story.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the co-president of Community Change and the Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project. He also co-hosts the System Check podcast. He writes and speaks extensively on inequality, American politics, labor, political development and social movements.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Linda Chavez is a conservative commentator. She is president of the Becoming American Institute, part of Defending Democracy Together. The institute is a nonprofit public policy organization seeking to make a conservative case for legal immigration reform. She is also chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Michael Kang is the William G. and Virginia K. Karnes Research Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, judicial elections and corporate governance.

Updated 02/10/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Christina Greer is an associate professor of political science at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York city and state politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion.

Updated 04/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Matt Barreto is a political science and Chicana/o and Central American studies professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that looks at the political opinions of this increasingly influential group. Time called Latino Decisions the “gold-standard in Latino American polling.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Chief of Race, Wealth and Community. He oversees the NCRC’s National Training Academy, Housing Counseling Network, DC Women’s Business Center and the Racial Economic Equity Team.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: ,

Andra Gillespie is an associate professor of political science at Emory University and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. Her research focuses on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator. Previously, he was an MSNBC commentator, CNBC contributor and BET.com columnist. He was the editor of The Daily Voice from 2008-2012 and was the host of the BET television show My Two Cents from 2006-2008.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as the deputy provost for graduate education and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

Added 06/12/13 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: , ,

Jerry Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. Gonzalez has been named one of “Georgia’s 100 Most Influential” by Georgia Trend Magazine. GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

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.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: ,

Alberto R. “Al” Cardenas is a senior partner at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He was the chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU) and a senior partner in the advocacy and lobbying firms Cardenas Partners and The Advocacy Group.

Updated 03/31/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Karthick Ramakrishnan teaches political science and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and is the founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. He is an expert on immigration policy, and his research interests include political behavior, policy process, federalism, interest groups, and Latino and Asian American politics.

Updated 01/15/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , ,

Jason Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. He is also politics editor at The Root and a contributor to MSNBC. Johnson’s academic research focuses on political communication and campaign strategy.

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Updated 01/13/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

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.

Updated 01/07/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Amanda Terkel is Washington bureau chief at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was a senior political reporter and the politics managing editor at The Huffington Post. Before that, she was deputy research director at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive research and advocacy organization. She was also the managing editor of ThinkProgress.

Updated 04/06/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: ,

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer in the U.S. Court of Appeals, then returned to Yale as a faculty member in 1985.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Tom K. Wong is an associate professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is also the founding director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC).

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: New Mexico | Subjects:

Gabriel Sanchez is a professor of political science, executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, and co-director of the Institute of Policy, Evaluation and Applied Research at the University of New Mexico.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: ,

Michael Leo Owens is an associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, researching urban politics, state and local politics, the politics of criminal punishment, governance and public policy processes, religion and politics, and African American politics. Owens served on the national advisory boards of the Georgia Justice Project and Foreverfamily.

Updated 01/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and hosts the weekly Mother Jones podcast on national politics. She also wrote and edited at the daily news website Colorlines.com, WireTap Magazine and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.

Updated 01/18/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , , ,

Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: , , ,

Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He is the host of BET News and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Vincent Hutchings is a professor of political science and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior and African American politics.