Tag: Latinos

Dimensions of Disadvantage: News from the Front in both the Class and Culture Wars

Gary Segura
“Social Class, Economic Policy Preferences, and Self-Interest: Competing Pathways to Class Inconsistent Partisanship and Voting”
Tuesday, April 9, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“What is a Latino? A Multifaceted Theory of Latino Identity and its Political Effects”
Wednesday, April 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, April 11, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

GARY SEGURA is Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a – Latino/a Studies at Stanford University, and principal and co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions™.  His work focuses on issues of political representation, and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics, (Congressional Quarterly, 2011) and Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  Earlier work includes Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (2010, Temple University Press), “Su Casa Es Nuestra Casa: Latino Politics Research and the Development of American Political Science,” (2007), in the American Political Science Review, “Race and the Recall: Racial Polarization in the California Recall Election,” (2008) in the American Journal of Political Science, and “Hope, Tropes, and Dopes: Hispanic and White Racial Animus in the 2008 Election,” (2010) in Presidential Studies Quarterly.  Segura is one of three Principal Investigators of the 2012 American National Election Studies, is a past-President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the president-elect of the Western Political Science Association.  In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Latino Conservatives: Thoughts on Race, Democracy, and the Right

Cristina Beltrán
“Latino Republicans: Oxymoron or Future of Conservative Movement?”
Tuesday, March 11, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“How Does It Feel? Race, Representation, and Diversity on the Right”
Wednesday, March 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, March 13, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and Chican@/Latin@ Studies

CRISTINA BELTRÁN is associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Currently, she is a Member in the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. A political theorist by training, she is the author of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford University Press, 2010). The Trouble with Unity won several awards, including the 2011 Ralph Bunche Award from of the American Political Science Association and Cuba’s Casa de la Américas prize for the best book on the subject of Latinos in the United States. Her work has appeared in Political Theory, Aztlán, Politics & Gender, Political Research Quarterly, the Du Bois Review, Contemporary Political Theory, and various edited volumes. Her current book project uses affect and aesthetic theory to analyze the politics of the Right, particularly the growing presence of Latino conservative organizations and leaders.