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 President’s executive order delaying deportation of Latino youth has won him a boost of support among the Latino electorate. ¬†However, this boost also is the result of a lack of substantive policy proposals from the GOP that appeal to this electorate. ¬†As I discuss on Hardball, if Romney is to win Latino support, Spanish language outreach won’t cut it alone, he must also bring the substance.

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