Deen Freelon

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Deen Freelon is an associate professor of communication at American University. He is an expert in political expression through digital media and the use of computational methods to extract, preprocess and analyze large datasets. Freelon is the creator of ReCal, an online application with intercoder reliability, that is used by researchers worldwide.  His data findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Information, Communication & Society. Freelon is located in Washington, DC.

Contact Information:

Email: dfreelon@gmail.com

Twitter: @DFreelon

Phone: (202) 885-6462

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is a senior analyst at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm.

She is also a fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, and a senior fellow at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy. According to her Bernard Center bio, she is currently working on a book about conservative feminism. She previously taught political science at Northwestern University and Rutgers University.

DeFrancesco Soto is a regular contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo. She blogs for NBC Latino, the Huffington Post, and POLITICO’s Arena.


Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas

Areas of Expertise: Social Identity and Political Behavior, Latino Politics, Women, Race and Ethnic Politics, Immigration, Campaigns and Elections, Political Marketing

Location: Austin, TX

Contact Information:
Email:
drvmds@gmail.com
Mobile: (312) 480-1868
Twitter: @drvmds

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All Things Considered: In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection

Weekend Edition Saturday: Campaign Ads Target Latinos As A Key Issue Looms

 

Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez teaches political science at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. He is also a Principal for Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm, and serves as Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM.

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) 277-3337

Email: sanchezg@unm.edu

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

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Hispanic, Latino Voters in New Mexico


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Sylvia Manzano

In an interview with Joy Diaz at KUT, political scientist Sylvia Manzano explains that “Hispanics don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, but there are issues that do get them out to the polls in large numbers…they might say, ‘I identify as a Republican or Democrat or Independent.’ But when it actually comes to those issues that trigger ethnic identity, we see a lot of policy agreement.”

Manzano is currently a Principal at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm, where she previously worked as a senior analyst.

Prior to Latino Decisions, Manzano served as assistant professor of political science at Texas A&M University where she taught courses such as “Race, Ethnicity and American Politics” and “Latino Politics in the United States.”

She has been a guest on her local stations KUT and Texas Public Radio. Her most recent publications include articles about Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Latino gender attitudes in the journals Political Communication and Politics and Gender.

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Principal at Latino Decisions

Areas of Expertise: Latino Voting Behavior, Latino Vote, Politics of Race and Ethnicity,State and Local Politics, Political Behavior

Location: College Station, TX
Contact Info:

Email: sylvia.manzano@latinodecisions.com
Heard on KUT: For a complete list, click here.

Hispanic Diversity Makes for Unique Voting Bloc

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015