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→
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.
The panel of this week’s PBS To The Contrary tackled a wide array of issues starting with the call for Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad to stand up to her husband’s attack on his countrymen. We then turn to women in the United States and a new Pew poll that finds that women place a high-paying career as a top priority. Finally, we tackle the issue of immigration with a specific focus on a move to make e-verify mandatory.
Melissa Harris-Perry’s all female show discussed a variety of topics this morning including the role of first ladies. Throughout history first ladies have wielded informal power through their influence over their husbands. However with the advent of technology and the evolving role of women, first ladies have taken on a more formal role.