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

It was been an interesting four years looking at the evolution of public opinion regarding racial and religious identities. There has been a slight increase in negative racial sentiment but what has skyrocketed is negative sentiment toward Muslim-Americans. The kicker, however is that close to thirty percent of Americans and fifty percent of Republicans in particular believe that President Obama is a Muslim. The racial story has not disappeared in American politics, it has simply become more complicated…

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