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Louis DeSipio University of California, Irvine, USA

Louis DeSipio, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate (the University Press of Virginia), U.S. Immigration in the Twenty-First Century: Making Americans, Remaking America (co-authored with Rodolfo de la Garza, Westview Press), and Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Race and Ethnic Politics (co-authored with Todd Shaw, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle Travis, Congressional Quarterly Press).  He is also the author and editor of an eight volume series on Latino political values, attitudes, and behaviors.  The most recent volume in this series is Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections (co-edited with Rodolfo de la Garza and David Leal, The University of Notre Dame Press).  He has also published his research in a range of professional journals, including Perspectives on Politics, American Behavioral Scientist, Urban Affairs Review, Asian American Policy Review, American Politics Research, International Migration Review, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Texas Law Review, and UCLA Chicano-Latino Law Review.  His teaching focuses on U.S. Race and Ethnic Politics and immigration policy.  He also teaches courses on research methods.  At the University of California, Irvine he has served as Chair of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science, Chair of the Academic Senate Committee on Equity and Inclusion, and Director of the Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy.  At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he served as Interim Director of the Latina/Latino Studies Program.  He received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also received an MA in Latin American Studies.