Education
  • Ph.D., Duke University
Teaching Areas
  • Social Policy

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is an adjunct professor of public affairs and fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School at The University of Texas. Soto was recently named one of the top 12 scholars in the country by Diverse Magazine. Victoria’s research analyzes how social identities shape political behavior. Her academic expertise centers on: campaigns and elections, political marketing, women, race and ethnic politics, and immigration. In the media sphere. Victoria is a contributor to MSNBC and NBCLatino, where her weekly political opinion column appears. She is also a regular political analyst for Telemundo. Through these different outlets, Victoria strives to translate social science research into a more relatable form of information for a wide variety of audiences.

Media Expertise
  • Congress
  • Domestic Politics
  • Immigration Reform
  • State and national campaign politics
  • U.S. government and politics
  • Campaigns
  • Presidency
  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Civil Rights
  • Presidential Policymaking
  • U.S./Latin America Relations
  • Elections
  • Gender Issues
  • Immigration
  • Politics
  • U.S. Federal Government/Policy
  • Women in Politics