Register for RSF Live Webinar on Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants

October 1, 2020

In advance of the November election, the Russell Sage Foundation will host a live webinar on October 15 with political scientists James A. McCann (Purdue University) and Michael Jones-Correa (University of Pennsylvania), authors of the new RSF book, Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants.

How did the election of Donald Trump and the surge in anti-immigrant sentiment affect Latino immigrants' political attitudes and civic participation? The authors answer this key question, based on comprehensive original research on Latinx voters rooted in a national panel study they conducted in multiple waves between 2016 and 2017. They find that Latinos—both in and outside the electorate—have become more civically engaged in the face of anti-Latinx policies, rhetoric and behavior.

The special talk is part of new webinar series focused on recent research and publications from RSF.

The conversation will be moderated by independent journalist and NPR contributor Alexandra Starr and will feature remarks from immigration scholar Janelle Wong (University of Maryland, College Park).


Date: Thursday, October 15th

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern

Location: Zoom

Attendance is free, but please register in advance to make sure you receive the session link and password prior to the webinar.

Registration entitles participants to a special 20% discount on Holding Fast and other RSF immigration books.

About the participants:

James A. McCann is a Professor of Political Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He conducts research and teaches courses on public opinion, election campaigns, representation, and the politics of immigration.

Michael Jones-Correa is the President's Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (CSERI) at the University of Pennsylvania and incoming chair of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Janelle Wong is Professor of Government and Politics and American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her most recent book is Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (Russell Sage Foundation: 2018).

Alexandra Starr is an independent journalist and former visiting journalist at the Russell Sage Foundation. Her reporting has appeared in NPR, Harpers, The Atlantic, the New York Times, and other outlets.


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


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