Lisa Sanchez

About Lisa Sanchez

Dr. Lisa M. Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She holds a masters degree in American Politics and Public Policy and a Doctorate in Political Science with distinction from the University of New Mexico. She is an alumnus of the APSA Minority Fellows program and the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy. Lisa’s dissertation focuses on the relationship between a rising U.S. Latino population and its electoral impacts within the United States Congress. She works on projects related to the intersection of legislative politics, race and ethnicity, and political behavior. Other research interests include legislative representation with particular regard to how minority influences affect policies such as health and immigration. 

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Lisa Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Telephone: 520-621-3985
Fax: 520-621-5051
Office: 318D
Office Hours: T/R 3:3-4:30 or by appointment
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Ph.D Political Science  July 2016— The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM                          Committee: Michael S. Rocca (chair), Gabriel R. Sanchez, Tim Krebs, Matt Barreto        

M.A. Political Science, July 2011 — UNM, Albuquerque NM                                          American Politics and Public Policy

B.A. Political Science, May 2009 — UNM, Albuquerque NM, Minor in American History, Summa cum laude Department of Political Science Honors Program                                    Summa cum laude University Honors program

Dissertation Title

Congress, Polarization, and Latino Demography: 1972-2014

Courses Taught

Latino Politics- The University of Arizona

Congress- The University of Arizona

Research Methods- The University of Arizona

Introduction to Political Analysis- The University of New Mexico

Introduction to American Politics- The University of New Mexico

Introduction to American- The University of New Mexico

Political Science Honors Lab- The University of New Mexico  

Teaching Your First Class: Effective Teaching Practices for Graduate Students Seminar- The University of New Mexico

Surviving Graduate School: A Primer for First Year Graduate Students Seminar- The University of New Mexico