Book Talk | Americanizing Latino Politics, Latinoizing American Politics

December 10, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST
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Alan Yang, Narayani Lasala-Blanco, and Robert Y. Shapiro participated in a book talk on Latino politics in memory of Rodolfo de la Garza. In Americanizing Latino Politics, Latinoizing American Politics, co-authors Alan Yang and the late Rodolfo de la Garza use extensive survey opinion data to support the argument that Latinos have emerged as a convergent panethnic political group—beyond the individual national origin identities dating to the time of the 1990 Latino National Political Survey when Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans were treated conceptually as politically distinct groups. Replete with data and supplemented by an extensive online resource, this book offers evidence and inspiration for understanding the dynamics of Latino politics in the United Stated today.

Co-Authors

RODOLFO “RUDY” DE LA GARZA (August 17, 1942–August 5, 2018) was the Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science in the Department of Political Science as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was also vice president of research for the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, a think tank for Latino issues. He was an author, co-author, editor or co-editor of dozens of books.

ALAN S. YANG is Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. His focus areas include Latino politics in the United States, LGBT politics in East Asia and the United States, public opinion and political participation, and causal inference for program evaluation.

Panelist

NARAYANI LASALA-BLANCO is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies & Center for Latina/os and American Politics Research (CLAPR) at Arizona State University. She specializes in the study of immigrant political integration, Latino and minority politics in the United States, public opinion and political behavior. Her current work focuses on the development of civic skills among first-generation Latino immigrants in the United States.

Moderator

ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO is the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is President of the Academy of Political Science and Editor of Political Science Quarterly.

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The Department of Political Science at Columbia University
Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
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