Dr. John Garcia

Biography 

John A. Garcia is currently a Research Professor and Director of Community Outreach at the Inter-University Consortium for Political (Institute for Social Research-ISR at the University of Michigan), as well as Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies.

Research Interests 

University of Arizona

John A. Garcia is currently a Research Professor and Director of Community Outreach at the Inter-University Consortium for Political (Institute for Social Research-ISR at the University of Michigan), as well as Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies. In addition, he directs the Resource Center for Minority Data (ICPSR) and since 1/1/2014, he serves as Interim Director of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods. Dr. Garcia has held a Professorship in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona prior to this appointment for 37 years. He received his Ph.D. in Government at Florida State University (1971).

His primary areas of research and teaching are: minority group politics, especially Latinos; political behavior; political mobilization, urban politics; social survey research; and public policy. He has published eleven books and over sixty articles and book chapters. They include: Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (co-authored) Temple University Press, 2010; Latinos Politics in America: Community of Interests and Culture. Rowman and Littlefield Pub., (2nd Edition), 2011; Latinos and the New Millennium: Exploring Political Behaviors, Attitudes, and Policy Preferences (co-authored) Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Some recently published articles and book chapters include: “Immigrants and Alien Suffrage: Adding to the Discourse by Integrating Domestic Dual Residency, Globalization and Dual Citizenship” Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Vol. 24, 2012; “Latino Immigrants: Transnationalism and Patterns of Multiple Citizenship Patterns” in David Leal and Jose Limon (editors) Immigration and the Border: Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press., 2013; “A Holistic Alternative to Current Survey Research Approaches to Race ”in Laura Gomez and Nancy Lopez Mapping ‘Race: A Critical Reader on Health Disparities Research. Rutgers University Press (Rutgers’ Series, Critical Issues in Health and Medicine), 2013; and “In the New Millennium: Latinos, Partisanship and Electoral Engagement” in William Crotty (Ed.) Party and Voter Polarization in America (forthcoming, 2014).

He has been the recipient of over twenty grants to conduct research in his areas of interest, as well as instructor at the ICPSR Summer program spanning twenty –five years. He also has had grants for training programs and curriculum development. His involvement in the American Political Science Association has been as Vice-President; Secretary, Executive Council member; Latino Caucus Chair, section program section chair; Bunche Award committee; National Co-Program Chair of 1999 annual APSA meeting. Also, he is the recipient of the Goodnow Award for contributions to the discipline and service to the association. He has served on the Advisory committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate of the National Science Foundation, member and Chair of the Hispanic Advisory committee for the 2000 Census, and past member of the Executive Council of ICPSR. He has been a Co-PI to the Latino National Political Survey and the Latino National Survey, as well as researcher for the National Chicano Survey. In addition the Society for Political Methodology established scholarships in his name (since 2008) for participation in ICPSR Summer Program on Quantitative Methods.