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Wake Forest University
Black-Latino relations, Latino/a vote, media coverage of immigration, immigration attitudes
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About Me

Racial and ethnic politics, Latino/a political behavior, immigration policy, race and media

Recent Publications

9.) Race and Media Book Project
I am currently working on a book project regarding the effects of media coverage and media choice on individuals’ perceptions of Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans. Check back for more information about this project.

8.) Partners or Rivals? Book Project
My book, Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century, has recently been published by University of Virginia Press. More information about the book can be found here. The book is available for purchase on Amazon here The book relies on national survey data and focus group data to examine interracial attitudes among Latinos, whites and blacks in the U.S.

7.) “Getting Pushed Back Further in Line? African American Attitudes toward Immigration and Immigrants.” (with Natasha Bingham) Forthcoming at PS: Political Science and Politics
6.) “Skin Tone and Individuals’ Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with Other Racial and Ethnic Groups” (with Jim Garand and
Johanna Dunaway) Race and Social Problems 7(3): 181-197. 2015.
5.) “North Carolina Latinos: An Emerging, Influential Electorate in the South”, a book chapter in The Pivotal Role of the Latino Electorate in
the 2012 Election published by Michigan State University Press in June 2015. The book is available for purchase here.
4.) “Perceptions of Commonality and Latino-White, Latino-Black Relations in a Multiethnic U.S.” Political Research Quarterly 67(4): 905-916.
3.) “Taking a New Perspective to Latino Attitudes: Examining the Effects of Skin Tone on Latino Perceptions of Commonality with Whites
and Blacks.” (with undergraduate student Emily Earle) American Politics Research 41(5): 783-818. 2013.
2.) “Rebuilding or Intruding? Media Coverage and Public Opinion on Latino Immigration in Post-Katrina Louisiana.” (with Johanna Dunaway,
Kirby Goidel, Ashley Kirzinger) Social Science Quarterly 92(4):917-937. 2011.
1.) “Divided Loyalties? Understanding Variation in Latinos’ Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States.” (with Stella Rouse and Jim
Garand) Social Science Quarterly 91(3):856-882. 2010.

Media Coverage

I have been interviewed by NPR, NBC News Latino, San Francisco Weekly, Houston Chronicle, The New Orleans Advocate, Winston-Salem Chronicle and WPTF/North Carolina News Network,

These are some of my latest contributions:
Quoted in the Winston-Salem Chronicle in “Hispanic Hopefuls in the Running” (March 12, 2014)
Blog post written for Latino Decisions, “The Relevance of Media, Social Contact, Positive Contact and Stereotypes of Latinos” (June 18. 2013)
Quoted in NBC News Latino in “Latinos Favor Obama, but not a Romney-Rubio Ticket” (April 19, 2012)
Blog post written for Latino Decisions, “Latinos, Skin Tone and Inter-Group Attitudes” (November 21, 2011)

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