Sponsored by the Urban Institute Latinx Affinity Group
and Urban’s Structural Racism Project
To commence National Hispanic Heritage Month 2019, Urban’s Latinx Affinity Group is pleased to host Dr. Matt Barreto for a discussion on his current polling work, methods and strategies for including Latinos in social science and public policy research, and his journey as a Latino senior researcher.
Dr. Matt A. Barreto is professor of political science and Chicana/o studies and cofounder of the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles. Barreto is also cofounder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions, which Time magazine called the “gold standard in Latino American polling.” Barreto has been recognized frequently in both the scholarly and the political communities. His research examines the political participation of racial and ethnic minorities, and he has published 57 academic articles and book chapters on race, ethnicity, and politics in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. His professional work includes overseeing large, multistate election eve polls, battleground tracking polls, message testing, and focus groups, particularly involving US Latinos. Barreto received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2005 and had been on the faculty at the University of Washington for 10 years before joining the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2015.
Matt Barreto, Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
- Representatives of the Latinx Affinity Group, Urban Institute