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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Alvaro Corral

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Alvaro Corral

Biography

Alvaro Corral received his BA in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation project, "Citizenship Politics--Latino Civic Participation across Generations" examines both non-electoral and electoral forms of political participation among Latinos. Through a mix of quanititative and qualitative research the project shows that immigrant generation is central to understanding Latinos' relationships with society's major social institutions and the political incorporation of the nation's largest ethno-racial minority group more generally. The project also chronicles recent civic activism related to the immigrant rights movement, paying particular attention to how religious institutions, political parties, schools, organized labor, and the military have responded to new demographic realities.

Alvaro has served as a teaching assistant for courses on the U.S. Congress, Latino Politics, and Introduction to American Government. He is presently serving as a research assistant for the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute.

Alvaro, born in the Mexican border town of Mexicali, Baja California and raised in the Texas border town of McAllen in the Rio Grande Vally, has a personal connection to the immigrant population and transnational border culture. He is also fluent in Spanish and mentors local public school students. 

 

Interests

Latino Politics, Immigration Policy, Racial and Ethnic Politics in America, Race and Representation, American Politics
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