Country: United States (New York)
I am an assistant professor of Political Science at Pace University in New York City, specializing in the fields of Race and Ethnic Politics, Latino Politics, and Religion and Politics. My research addresses how culture, values, and identity intersect and ultimately affect political beliefs and patterns of engagement.
Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Religion & Politics
Churches As Institutions
Catholicism And Catholics
My book project examines how well the American Catholic Church fulfills its self-ascribed role as a service and socializing institution for Latino and Latino-immigrant populations, offers potential explanations for my findings, as well as suggestions for improvement. Other projects examine how community level factors – such as living in proximity to schools and churches – affect the process of immigrant political incorporation and citizen political engagement, and I am also working on a contemporary assessment of Catholic political engagement.