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

Texas Governor Rick Perry is a Marlboro man—tough, rugged, and handsome.  Perry is a tobacco chewing, boot wearing, coyote shooting executive.  His image is of a Hollywood tough guy, much like Fred Thompson in 2008.  They both mosied into a Republican presidential field void of a law and order type and both had the Bostonian Mitt Romney in their crosshairs.

Both Thompson and Perry have political experience, but ultimately take the position as Washington outsiders that want to be the new sheriff in town.  Perry has taken up the mantel of party savior, as Thompson did four years earlier.  (more…)