Latina/o politics


Added 08/24/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs. She’s an expert on sociology and its intersections with education, social class and inequality.  Araiza spoke up against the university’s plans for in-person classes in fall 2020.

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.

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 04/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Ana Gonzalez-Barrera researches public opinion of Hispanic and immigrant populations in the U.S. at the Pew Research Center. She is an expert on U.S. immigration, particularly on Mexican immigration to the U.S. and border apprehensions and deportations.

Updated 04/29/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her work focuses on refugees, immigration, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her book “Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida” provides an in-depth look at the migration of Cubans to the U.S. after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.

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.

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.
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 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 04/04/21 | 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 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.