Committee on the Status of Latinos y Latinas in the Profession

The committee on the status of Latinos y Latinas in the profession develops and promotes research and activities concerning the professional development of Latinos within the discipline of political science.

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Antonio Vazquez Arroyo, Rutgers University
  • David Leal, University of Texas, Austin

Term expiring August 31, 2020

  • Jason Casellas, University of Houston
  • Anna Sampaio, Santa Clara University, chair

Term expiring August 31, 2021

  • Benjamin Marquez, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Lisa Magana, Arizona State University
Committee Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Mentoring Awards

The APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas in the Profession typically accepts nominations for the Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Mentor Awards during mid-summer. 

Organizations and Information of Interest

Sector Latino de Ciencia Política The Latino Caucus in Political Science or Sector Latino de Ciencia Politica was established to both promote and protect the professional development and well-being of Latinas/as in political science and those interested in the study of Latino politics. Founded on September 4, 1998 at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Latino Caucus is an officially recognized Related Group of the APSA.

The Fund for Latino Scholarship Submissions have closed for 2018. The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also supports research on Latino/a politics across the discipline. Learn more.

Related Programs and Activities

Previous Panels or Roundtables at APSA Annual Meeting

  • 2018 Panel: US Elections Cybersecurity: A view from the Front Lines of Election Defense
  • 2017 Panel: Professionalization of Latinos in Political Science: Surviving the Job Market, the Tenure Process, and Pursuing Happiness as an Academic
  • 2016 Panel: Latino/a Scholars Transforming Political Science
  • 2015 Panel: Emerging Scholars in Latino Politics
  • 2014 Panel: Thriving or Just Surviving: Balancing Work and Family
  • 2013 Panel: Emerging Scholars in the Field of Latino/a Politics: Highlighting Graduate Student Research
  • 2012 Roundtable: Roundtable on the Latino Vote 2012 Elections
  • 2011 Panel: Future Directions in Latino/Latina Politics Research
  • 2010 Panel: Que hay de nuevo? Presenting New Latino/a Scholarship

Related Reports

Textbook Report on Latino Portrayal in US Government and Politics Textbooks (published in PS).