The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also seeks to support research on Latino/a politics. The Fund for Latino Scholarship is jointly administered by the Latino Caucus in Political Science and APSA, with support from the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas in the Profession.
Álvaro José Corral received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. His research is in the areas of Latinx Politics and Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, with a focus on the public opinion and voting behavior of Latinxs as well as immigration policy. Between 2017 and 2019 Álvaro was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and beginning in the fall of 2019 will join the Department of Political Science at The College of Wooster at the rank of Assistant Professor. His book project, an extension of his dissertation, explores the relationship between generational status and civic institutions as a new way to understand the political integration process of Latinx immigrants and their U.S.-born family members. He is also a co-Principal Investigator for the Immigrant Worker Survey Project, a collaborative project across four liberal arts colleges that collected over 300 in-depth interviews with Latinx migrants in Ohio in partnership with a community-based organization. He plans to use funds from the Latino Scholarship award to conduct focus group interviews with Latinx participants for his book project.
Angela Gutierrez is a 2019-2020 Marvin Hoffenberg fellow, and a senior policy fellow at the Latino Politics and Policy Initiative (LPPI) at UCLA. Her research focuses on the role of political threat on Latino identity and political participation. Her co-authored paper “Somos Más: How Racial Threat and Anger Mobilized Latino Voters in The Trump Era” was recently published in PRQ. Her dissertation explores how identity can be activated and subsequently influence political behavior. She will use the financial support provided by the Fund for Latino Scholarship help fund an experiment for her dissertation that aims to disentangle how different identity measures such as linked fate and group consciousness influence political attitudes and behaviors of Latinos in the United States.