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Instructor, Instructor
Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
American National Government
FYE: Civic Engagement
Community & Social Change in Chicago
Chicago Politics
Latinos & Public Policy
Immigration, Ethnicity & Citizenship
Research Interests 
Public Policy (Employment, Affirmative Action, Immigration), Latino Politics, Urban Politics
Education 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science (2012)
Dissertation: The Institutionalization of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission: From Legislative Cartel to Fully Entrenched Institution

M.P.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Public Administration (2003)
Thesis: The Struggle for Representative Bureaucracy: A Case Study on Municipal Hispanic Workforce Representation & the Implementation of Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

B.A., Western Illinois University (1996)
Double Major: English Literature, Foreign Languages & Literature in Spanish

 

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