Meet Eddie Lucero, 2019 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Eddie Lucero  is a third-year graduate student at the University of California, Merced’s PhD program in political science. His interests lie in Latino Politics broadly, investigating both institutional and behavioral factors that influence Latino participation in American politics and the formation of a Latino Group Conscious. He completed his B.A. in Political Science at UC Merced in the Fall of 2016 and worked for a California state legislator during and after his undergraduate studies. Eddie is a recipient of the Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship and has recently presented work at the 2019 Western Political Science Conference. The award from the Fund for Latino scholarship will aid in the completion of his current study on how bilingualism among Latinos effects their perceptions of American politics and opinion formation. His goal is to present this work at the next Western Political Science Conference in 2020. This work will further the Latino Scholarship’s mission by investigating how bilingualism (English and Spanish), among a growing bilingual Latino electorate, effects Latino participation and perception of American politics.

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