R. Michael Alvarez

Michael Alvarez (Michael) is a professor of political science at Caltech who researches voting technologies and behavior. He is the co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, which examines the election process to develop better voting technologies and improve election administration.

Alvarez blogs for Caltech and Psychology Today and is the co-editor of the journal “Political Analysis.” He’s written six books, including New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America.


Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Areas of Expertise: Elections, Voting Behavior, Campaigns, Election Technologies, Politics, Political Advertising, Public Opinion, Latino Vote, Hispanic Electorate, Election Fraud

Location: Pasadena, CA

Contact Information:

Phone: (626)395-4422 or (626)395-3227

Email: rma@hss.caltech.edu, prmedia@caltech.edu

Twitter: @rmichaelalvarez

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

Air Talk: Understanding the Hispanic electorate in America

Heard on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Voting Technology