Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

About

Victoria is Assistant Dean at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo. Her areas of expertise in the domestic policy landscape include immigration, Latinos, women and childcare, and economic equity. more→

Research

Victoria brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding policy development and its intersection with institutional and political contexts. Underlying her academic work is the applicability of rigorous research to on-the-ground policy realities.

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

Recent Media

Last week the GOP undertook a full scale defense of Herman Cain by attacking his accusers. The attacks are so over the top that they hint at overcompensation–the desire to brandish post-racial credentials. Would this type of all out defense have been leveraged if the accused was a white male (say, Newt Gingrich) and the accusers where a black and a Latina???