Areas of Research/Interest: modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, Latino Studies/Latino politics in the U.S., feminist theory, American political thought, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality
External Affiliations: American Political Science Association, Latin American Studies Association, American Studies Association
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The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Winner of the 2011 American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche
Award for the best book in political science on ethnic and cultural
pluralism and the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American
Political Science Association for the best book on Racial and Ethnic
Political Identities, Ideologies, and Theories.
“Beyond Unity: Du Bois and Race Politics in the 21st Century.” Special section entitled: “Du Bois as Political Philosopher” in Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race (Forthcoming, Fall 2011)
“Mestiza Poetics: Walt Whitman, Barack Obama and the Question of Union,” in A Political Companion to Walt Whitman, edited by John Seery (The University Press of Kentucky, 2011): 59-95.
“Going Public: Hannah Arendt, Immigrant Action and the Space of Appearance,” Political Theory Vol. 37, No. 5 (October 2009): 595-622.
“Patrolling Borders: Hybrids, Hierarchies and the Challenge of Mestizaje,” Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 4 (December 2004): 595-607.