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

In the wake of the RNC convention Romney did receive much of a bump, at least not in the general electorate. However he did receive a slight boost within the Latino electorate. The Romney campaign was able nudge his approval rating through highlighting their Latino GOP leaders. But they also effectively dodged the issue of immigration and trained the spotlight on the economy which is the top issue of concern for Latinos who have suffered the most in the recession.

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