Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez teaches political science and health policy at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. He is also a Principal for Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm, serves as the Director of the UNM Center for Social Policy, and is a founding member of the UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute.

Sanchez is the co-author of the book Hispanics and the U.S. Political System, and he has been published in journals such as Political Research Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review and many more. His work has been featured in The New York Times and BBC News Magazine.

In 2011, Sanchez was awarded the “Best Article” published in Political Research Quarterly, and in 2010, he was awarded the “Luminaria” UNM Presidential Award for Commitment to Diversity. He has been a guest on NPR and KUNM.

Principal at Latino Decisions and Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Latino Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Electoral Behavior, Health Policy

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Contact Info:

Phone: (505) 277-0130 | (505) 277-3337


Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

Tell Me More: Are Polls Good News For Either Candidate?

Heard on KUNM: For a complete list, click here.

Hispanic, Latino Voters in New Mexico

Added January 2013

Last verified January 2021