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

This piece originally appeared on NBCNews.com

Donald Trump might refer to the Latino community as “The Hispanics,” but the more than 57 million people and 27 million eligible voters are hardly a monolith.

So if we really want to understand “The Latinos” or the Latino vote, let’s look at three states – Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina. They’re swing states where their different Latino populations will play a pivotal role on Election Night. (more…)