|Theories which outline the conditions under which minorities and women successfully compete for electoral office and how they shape or influence the current electoral environment. Of particular interest is the effects of the intersectionality of race/ethnicity and gender. The goal is to incorporate the diverse viewpoints and life experiences of both minorities and women into mainstream American politics research.|
|“What Goes Around, Comes Around: Race, Blowback, and the Louisiana Elections of 2002 and 2003.” Political Research Quarterly 60 (2007): 328-337.
“Hearing Footsteps: Latino Population Growth and Anticipated—but not Quite Present Political Effects in
Emerging Communities.” In Beyond the Barrio: Latinos in the 2004 Elections. De la Garza, Rodolfo O., Louis DeSipio, and David L. Leal, eds. University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.
|POLS 512 Latino Politics|
|B.A. Psychology, University of North Texas (2002); M.A., Political Science, University of Iowa
(2003); Ph.D. Political Science, University of Iowa (2007)
|Language Competence||Spanish (5)|