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RICSRE Seminar Series Special Event, Gary Segura and Matt Barreto

"Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation”
Reception and book signing to follow. 
Matt Barreto and Gary Segura's new book examines the varieties of ways in which Latino population growth and mobilization have already begun to rewrite the rules of American politics and shaped elections. They draw upon almost 80,000 interviews with Latino Americans to describe specific ways in which the growing population and the behavior of the two political parties are reshaping the electoral landscape, with attention to issues including affordable health care, the Iraq War, environmental justice, and--of course--immigration.
Gary M. Segura is a Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University and is principal and co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions™.   His work focuses on issues of political representation, and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press), Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (2012, Cambridge University Press), and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (2010, Temple University Press). His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and the Annual Review of Political Science, among many others. Segura is one of the Principal Investigators of the 2012 and 2016 American National Election Studies, and was one of the Principal Investigators of the Latino National Survey, in 2006. He is a past president of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Western Political Science Association. He is also a past president of El Sector Latino de la Ciencia Política (Latino Caucus in Political Science). In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Matt A. Barreto is the co-founder (with Gary Segura) of the polling and research firm Latino Decisions, and Professor of Political Science, and adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington.  In 2012 Time Magazine called Latino Decisions the “gold-standard in Latino American polling” and Barreto’s research was recognized in the 30 Latinos who made the 2012 election by Politic365, listed in the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012 by the European Politics Magazine LDSP, and was named one of the top 15 leading Latino pundits by Huffington Post which said Barreto was “the pollster that has his finger on the pulse of the Latino electorate.” In 2010 Barreto implemented the first ever weekly tracking poll of Latino voters during the 2010 election, which LD continued in 2012. Working closely with Segura, he has also overseen large multi-state election eve polls, battleground tracking polls, extensive message testing research and countless focus groups.  He has been invited to brief the U.S. Senate, the White House, Congressional Committees, and has been a keynote speaker at many of the major Hispanic association conferences including NALEO, LULAC, CHCI, NCLR and others.



Thursday, November 6, 2014. 04:00 PM


Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


The Stanford Humanities Center and Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES), and The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS)


Free and open to all members of the Stanford community as well as the public. RSVP on this form