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

Rick Perry is no George W. Bush. They may share the cowboy boots, but their similarities are only leather deep. The most striking difference between Perry and Bush is their relationship with Latinos. Bush had a lot of Latino love and that love pushed him over the edge in the Southwestern swing states in 2000 and 2004. Perry is no Latino lover and this would seal his electoral defeat if he were to make it to the 2012 general election. (more…)