Marisa Abrajano was a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Currently, she is a professor in the department of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in American politics, particularly in the areas of Latino politics, racial/ethnic politics, political participation, voting, and the mass media/campaigns. She is the author of the three books, with the most recent entitled “White Backlash: Immigration, Race and American Politics” (with Zoltan Hajnal) from Princeton University Press. In addition, her award-winning book, “Campaigning to the New American Electorate: Television Advertising to Latinos,” was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. She is also the author of “New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America” (with R. Michael Alvarez), published by Princeton University Press in 2010. Her other work has been published in leading journals in political science.
Former Brookings Expert, Professor of Political Science – University of California, San Diego