Marcela García-Castañon

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Area of expertise: 

Latino politics

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.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Washington
Fluent in language other than English: 
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-2403