Meet Angel Saavedra Cisneros, 2020 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Angel Saavedra Cisneros is an assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and focuses on political psychology and minority politics. His 2017 book “Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican?” received the APSA REP organized section 2017 Best Book in Race and Political Behavior Award. His current research focuses on identity, social cognition, and the role of identity complexity on political behaviors. This fall he will launch the St. Norbert College Political Identities lab where he will work with undergraduates to research questions of multiple identities and rural multiracial communities. He also applies measurement and comparative methodologies to the study of political psychology among sociodemographic groups in the United States. His interests in immigration extend to the study of Latin American views on migrants from neighboring Latin American countries, in particular the cases of México and Colombia. The Fund for Latino Scholarship award will be used to purchase a larger, more diverse, and representative sample of Latinx respondents for a pre-registered experiment on identity, emotions, and policies for the 2020 Election.

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