Garcia-Rios, Sergio | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington
Research Areas
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Latino Politics and Policy
  • Voting Rights
Teaching Areas
  • Immigration Politics and Policy
  • Social Science Methodology
  • Latino Politics and Policy

Dr. Garcia-Rios was born and raised in Durango, México, but considers El Paso, Texas, his second home. His research investigates the formation and transformation of Latino identities as well as the political implications of these transformations. He also examines voter turnout, political participation and public opinion, especially among Latino immigrants.  

Dr. Garcia-Rios's other academic interests include issues related to Latinos and the Voting Rights Act, border issues and border research, and the politics of Mexico. He served as Director of Polling and Data at Univision News.

Media Expertise
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Latino Politics and Policy
  • Politics of Identity
  • Immigration Policy and Politics
  • Voting Rights


NewsJuly 6, 2022
LBJ School welcomes Latino policy researcher Sergio Garcia-Rios to its faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sergio Garcia-Rios, a new distinguished faculty member with research interests in Latino political participation and policy attitudes.

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