Assistant Professor of Political Science
Area of expertise:
Immigration and immigrant populations
Public opinion and voting behavior
Media and politics
Marcela García-Castañon is an expert in American politics, Latino politics, immigrant/immigration policy and politics, political communication and methodology. Her research explores notions of membership and citizenship development within immigrant communities and their connection to political and civic engagement. Her current work examines the political membership process of Mexican immigrants in the United States through familial, educational and pre-migration experiences. She has worked in radio and public relations.
Ph.D., University of Washington
Fluent in language other than English: