David Cortez

Assistant Professor

Political Science

2075 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Assistant Professor

  • Racial and Ethnic (Latinx) Politics
  • Social Identity
  • (Im)migration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Street-Level Bureaucracy

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Border Report

Border Patrol honors its fallen heroes

A recent study in Political Research Quarterly as well as research by University of Notre Dame Latino studies professor David Cortez, shows the Border Patrol workforce is now 50 percent Hispanic, while 30 percent of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) officers also are of Hispanic descent.

Trump, My Dad and the Rightward Shift of Latino Men

David Cortez, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, interviewed Latino agents who worked for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, Texas and California in 2014 and 2015.