Ana Luisa Oaxaca Carrasco
I am a Political Science PhD Candidate at the University of California - Los Angeles, studying the intersection of immigration, representation, and urban politics in U.S. municipalities. My dissertation investigates the impact of a seemingly nationalized electorate on local elite behavior on the issue of immigration and examines the strategic decision-making process by municipal officials that leads to inequality in representation for immigrant constituencies.
My research has been supported by the Princeton Bobst Center for Peace and Justice Dissertation Scholars Program, the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, the APSA Centennial Center Research Grant, the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship, and the UCLA Political Psychology Fellowship.
I hold an MA in Political Science from UCLA and a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from The University of New Mexico. Outside of Academia, I enjoy long walks on the beach, painting in pastels and both red AND green chile, I can never pick just one!