Assistant Professor — Ph.D., Princeton University
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Beginning in Fall 2013, Jason Casellas will be an associate professor of political science at the University of Houston.
Professor Casellas specializes in American politics, with specific research and teaching interests in Latino politics, legislative politics, and state and local politics. He is the author of Latino Representation in State Houses and Congress (New York: Cambridge University Press.)
He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Princeton President's Fellowship, an American Political Science Association Fellowship, a Ford Motor Company Fellowship, the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University, and a United States Studies Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Sydney (Australia). His dissertation won third place in a nationwide, inter-disciplinary competition for the best dissertation given by The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).
In 2011, he was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
He is a member of the Texas Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
His work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly,Aztlán: Journal of Chicano Studies, and other peer-reviewed journals.
Forthcoming, (with Alvaro Corral), "Lone Star Lines: Redistricting in Texas," in William Miller and Jeremy Walling (eds.), The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting, Lexington Books
2013, (with David L. Leal), "Partisanship or Population? House and Senate Immigration Votes in the 109th and 110th Congresses," Politics, Groups, and Identities. Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 48-65.
2012, (with Joanne Ibarra). "Changing Political Landscapes for Latinos in America." Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Volume 11, No. 3, pp. 234-258.
2012, (with Bryan Shelly). "No Latino Left Behind? Determinants of Support for Education Reform in the U.S. Congress." Journal of Latinos and Education. Volume 11, No. 4, pp. 260-270.
2012, “Political Representation, Coalitions and Gender. ” Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. Ed. Ilan Stavans. New York: Oxford University Press.
2011, "Redistricting and Latino Representation in the West," in Gary F. Moncrief (ed.) Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West, Lexington Books.
2011, "Latinas in Legislatures: The Conditions and Strategies of Political Incorporation." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 36:1: 171-189.
2011, Latino Representation in State Houses and Congress. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2010, (with Ismail K. White, Corrine M. McConnaughy, and David L. Leal). "A Latino on the Ballot: Explaining Co-Ethnic Voting Among Latinos and the Response of White Americans." The Journal of Politics, Volume 72, No. 4, pp. 1199-1211.
2010, "El Estado del Jardin: Latinos in New Jersey." in Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Louis DeSipio, and David L. Leal (eds). Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press.
2010, (with David L. Leal). "Minority Representation in the United States Congress." in Karen Bird, Thomas Saalfeld, and Andreas M. Wust (eds.). The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties, and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies. London: Routledge (ECPR Studies in European Political Science)
2009, "The Institutional and Demographic Determinants of Latino Representation." Legislative Studies Quarterly XXXIV, 399-426.
2009, "Coalitions in the House? The Election of Minorities to State Legislatures and Congress." Political Research Quarterly, 62(1): 120-131.
2007, "Representation Revisited: Concepts, Typologies, and Case Selection." Qualitative Methods 5(2).
2007, "The Election of Latinos to the California Legislature Pre and Post 2000 Redistricting." Journal of California Politics and Policy, 11(1), 21-37.
2007, "Latino Representation in Congress: To What Extent are Latinos Substantively Represented?" In Rodolfo Espino, David Leal & Kenneth Meier (Eds.), Latino Politics: Identity, Mobilization, and Representation. University of Virginia Press.