Rodolfo de la Garza

Professor of Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, N.Y

Rodolfo de la Garza is professor of Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. His areas of interest are in political behaviour and public policy where he specializes in ethnic politics with a particular emphasis in Latino public opinion, electoral involvement, immigration and immigrant settlement and incorporation. Professor de la Garza is currently directing studies on immigrant incorporation, Latinos, U.S. foreign policy and Latino voting patterns. He served as vice-president of the American Political Science Association. Professor de la Garza had participated in the evaluation and design of community service programs which includes increasing immigrant access to health services in California. He has edited and co-authored numerous books which include The Future of the Voting Rights Act and Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Elections. Professor de la Garza is the recipient of the Life-time Achievement Award of the Committee on the Status of Latinos in the Profession of the Political Science Association in 1993.


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