Notre Dame Professor in Transformative Latino Leadership
Areas of Expertise
Latino politics, politics of race and ethnicity, urban politics, voting rights policy, immigration policy, educational policy
Luis Ricardo Fraga is the Notre Dame Professor in Transformative Latino Leadership and Professor of Political Science. His primary interests are in American politics where he specializes in the politics of race and ethnicity, Latino politics, immigration policy, education politics, voting rights policy and urban politics. His most recent co-authored book is “Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences” (Cambridge University Press 2012). He is the co-author of several books focusing on Latinos and education. In 2011 President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He is co-chair of the Postsecondary Education Subcommittee. In 2011, Hispanic Business named him one of the top “100 Influentials” in the U.S. He is the immediate past president of the Board of Directors of OneAmerica, an immigrant rights and advocacy organization based in Seattle. Fraga is also one of six principal investigators on the Latino National Survey (LNS), the first-ever state-stratified survey of Latinos in the U.S.
Latino Civic Engagement in America
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