Blair Center - Rafael JimenoApril, 2012
Rafael Jimeno, assistant professor of political science and the Diane D. Blair Professor of Latino Studies
Jimeno’s research and teaching interests include political behavior, party identification and ideology, racial and ethnic politics, and Latino and immigration politics. In his most recent work, he has studied the dynamics of Latino “linked fate” and the pre-immigration preferences of Latino immigrants and how those impact their preferences in the United States.
“Nowhere like in the South can the dynamic nature of the Latino community be observed. Because the South is a relatively new receiving area for Latino immigrants, the growing influence this community may come to exert is a promising area of inquiry.”