Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract: Have the policies and rhetoric of Trump's candidacy and administration undermined immigrants' trajectories of political inclusion? Drawing from original surveys of Latino immigrants spanning the period Trump won the Republican nomination, to when he was elected to the presidency and took office, Holding Fast charts patterns of civic resilience and withdrawal among these foreign-born residents, both citizens and non-citizens. However, despite the rhetoric and policy threat of Trump's candidacy and presidency, this research finds Latino immigrants demonstrate far more civic resilience than withdrawal.
Speaker bio: Michael Jones-Correa is President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI). He is author of Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants (Russell Sage Foundation). His research centers on the topics of immigrant political incorporation and ethnic and racial relations in the United States, often writing about political behavior in the context of institutional structures.