Marc Rodriquez | Latinos and the Future of American Politics: Some Reflections from History


WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 8, 2013: (L to R) Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag as she cheers with her friend Lilia Beiec during a rally in support of immigration reform. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On March 9th, 2017, Professor Marc Rodriquez, Managing Editor of Pacific Historical Review delivered the lecture, “Latinos and the Future of American Politics: Some Reflections from History”—a discussion on Latino politics in the past 50 years with an emphasis on Latinos and Latinas as an increasingly important “swing” vote population—as part of the Provost’s Lecture series.

The Provost’s Office hosted a campus-wide lecture series on pre-and post-presidential election-related topics with a format of a 30-minute lecture or group panel discussion, followed by a 30-minute opportunity for discussion on the complexities of how government works and its implications in an area of their scholarly expertise.

See the slides and listen to the audio recording below.

Marc Rodriguez
is Associate Professor of History and Managing Editor of the Pacific Historical Review at Portland State University. In 2012, he was awarded the NACCS Tejas Nonfiction Book Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Tejas Foco, for his book The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (University of North Carolina Press, 2011). Dr. Rodriguez’ most recent book, Rethinking the Chicano Movement (Routledge Press, 2015), is a synthetic history of the Mexican American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.