October 22, 2015
University of New Mexico Associate Professor Gabriel Sanchez spoke to hundreds of attendees, including federal lawmakers, at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual policy conference.
October 6, 2015
Language bias and self-rated health status among the Latino population: evidence of the influence of translation in a wording experiment
September 10, 2015
UNM class fosters relationships with newest Americans
September 4, 2015
For many Hispanic adults in New Mexico, financial costs remain a significant barrier to health care, and is a major factor driving their decisions.
August 13, 2015Results From a New Survey of Hispanics in New Mexico Provides New Insights About the Affordable Care Act
Results From a New Survey of Hispanics in New Mexico Provides New Insights About the Affordable Care Act
See the report here
August 6, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cited an expert report and statewide survey conducted by Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez in finding that SB 14, the Texas voter ID law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In October 2014 the district court initially ruled against the Texas voter ID law in which Barreto and Sanchez offered an expert report and provided testimony at trial. The Latino Decisions researchers implemented a statewide survey of 2,300 eligible voters in Texas to ascertain whether or not Whites, Blacks and Latinos in Texas possessed a valid photo ID. See original article.
May 28, 2015
One of the most concerning narratives for any democratic nation state is the extent to which sub-populations of its citizenry are “living in the shadows”. Living in the shadows or social exclusion (i.e. lack of access to a state identification card, bank accounts, and healthcare) is the process in which individuals are reluctant to fully engage in public life in order to avoid scrutiny because of their minority status (ethnicity, citizenship, religious beliefs, and/or sexual orientation). In this analysis, we examine Latino populations who are living in the shadows within the United States, and to the extent to which they may be avoiding public life because they do not want to be discriminated against due to their citizenship status, and/or the citizenship status of their loved ones.
April 1, 2015
One in Four Latinos Uninformed About Healthcare Options
March 26, 2015RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM releases major national survey of Latino Health and Immigration
February 19, 2015
Check out this great video of Nancy López, PhD, Director, Institute for the: Study of "Race" & Social Justice at the February 19, 2015 Smithsonian Showcase: "What's Your Street Race-Gender?". This 40-minute video presentation is followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers.
Dr. Nancy López talks about the analytical importance of collecting multiple measures of Hispanic origin and race as well as intersectionality (examining race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, as overlapping systems of inequality) for the creation and implementation of targeted equity-based policy making in health, education, criminal justice, voting rights, housing and employment.
See also article on Dr. Nancy López, Ph.D. in Hola Cultura, Latino Arts and Culture, March 11, 2015, "Talk: The Complexity of Latino Identity and it's Consequences": http://www.
holacultura.com/2015/03/11/ talk-the-complexity-of-latino- identity-and-its-surprising- consequences/