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

Getting picked for the super committee will be a little like getting picked for jury duty — no one really wants to do it, but you know you are supposed to.   There have been a couple of names swirling about, but rather than focus on specific individuals I think we should focus on criteria.  The committee may already be doomed for stalemate, but in order to keep some discussion alive the members must be as insulated as possible from electoral pressures.  On the Senate side, the picks should not be up for election for at least four years and on the House side, the picks should be in safe districts.

 

At the very end of the panel Hannity asked me if Democrats are scared of Marco Rubio.  This seems to be a common perception and one which I unpacked in a recent post entitled, “Who’s Scared of Marco Rubio?”