Featured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Professor Angel Saavedra Cisneros
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Latinos continue to grow in numbers and political importance in the United States. As a demographic category that is labeled by the U.S. Census as an ethnicity and not a race, Latinos are unique in the racial realities of the United States. One-size-fits-all explanations and assumptions of homogeneity impede our understanding of this diverse and changing demographic. This lecture will explore some broad realities about Latinos in the United States, including growth and geographic trends as well as political facts and figures. Relying on his recently published book Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican, Dr. Saavedra Cisneros, Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Norbert College, will present his theory of Latino Identity and Partisanship and how it relates to past and future political contests.