I am an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department and Program in Latino Studies at Princeton University. I earned my Ph.D. (2011) from Stanford University and my B.A. (2005) from UCLA, both in Political Science.

Field: American Politics

Subfields: Latino politics, race and ethnicity, religion and politics, public opinion, voter turnout.

My research and teaching are in American politics, with a focus on Latino politics, public opinion, voter turnout, religion and politics, and racial and ethnic identity in the U.S. My current research uses large-n surveys and geographic and electoral data to investigate the causes and consequences of identity politics for Latino group unity, turnout in elections, and support for candidates and public policies. My research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and as book chapters.

Office hours: In Fall 2015, appointments (via WASS) are available on Thursdays, 3:30-6pm in Robertson Hall, office 214.

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Ali A. Valenzuela, Ph.D.

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