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

Following this week’s vote by the House of Representatives on the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act we discuss how this bill leaves many women more vulnerable than ever. In particular, the House version of VAWA does away with the U Visa that allows immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence or workplace sexual abuse to come forward without the fear of deportation.