Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

About

Victoria is a political scientist that got the political nerd bug in middle school student council. Today she hangs her hat at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and engages in political wonkiness on MSNBC, NBCNews.com, and Telemundo among others. more→

Research

Victoria brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding the politics, policies and people that shape our fascinating yet frustrating political landscape. Her areas of expertise include immigration, Latinos, women, political psych, & elections.

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Recent Media

The panel of this week’s PBS To The Contrary tackled a wide array of issues starting with the call for Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad to stand up to her husband’s attack on his countrymen. We then turn to women in the United States and a new Pew poll that finds that women place a high-paying career as a top priority. Finally, we tackle the issue of immigration with a specific focus on a move to make e-verify mandatory.

Watch April 20, 2012 on PBS. See more from To The Contrary.