Welcome to my personal website. I am a Mexicano-Chicano political scientist, graduate of the University of New Mexico and the University of California-Riverside. I am Diane D. Blair Professor of Latino Studies, assistant professor of Political Science, and Latin American and Latino Studies faculty member at the University of Arkansas. My general areas of research and teaching interest are U.S. Latina/o politics and Mexico, but my research centers on a variety of contemporary issues in North American politics. In particular, I study Latinos in the South, Latin/o political thought, Chicana/o politics, state politics and policy, Mexican legislative and electoral politics, North American integration, and immigration politics.