Rogelio Sáenz: Changing Demography, Eroding Democracy: Challenges to Latinos in the 21st Century


Social Sciences Forum
Thursday, March 27 | 4:30 p.m.
“Changing Demography, Eroding Democracy: Challenges to Latinos in the 21st Century”
Rogelio Sáenz, Dean of the College of Public Policy and Professor of Demography, University of Texas at San Antonio
7th floor, Albin O. Kuhn Library

Co-sponsored with the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program.

Professor Sáenz will provide an overview of the growth of the Latino population in the 21st century and the backlash that has occurred in efforts to minimize the political representation of Latinos. He will also discuss the opportunities and challenges that are ahead for Latinos.

Rogelio Sáenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy and Peter Flawn Professor of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a Carsey Policy Fellow at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. Sáenz received his Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University. He has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, and immigration. Sáenz is co-editor of Latina/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América and co-author of Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook. He also writes regularly for the Population Reference Bureau on ongoing demographic trends including authoring the Population Reference Bureau’s Population Bulletin Updated titled Latinos in the United States 2010 Saenz is currently the Vice President of the Southwestern Social Science Association and is also Chair of the Council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

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