Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Ph.D. Political Science (conferred 2015)

Dissertation title: The Diversity of Latino Ideology

(Committee: Shayla C. Nunnally, Chair [Political Science], and Jeffrey Ladewig and Charles Venator [Political Science], Associate Advisers; Mark Overmyer-Velazquez [History] and Jane Gordon [Political Science], Readers)

Research fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics

Research foci: American political behavior and institutions; Latino political behavior;

Secularism and race in the United States; Religion and politics in U.S. and Latin America

 

M.A. Political Science (conferred 2006)

 

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR

B.A. Political Science Cum Laude (2000)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Institute for Humanist Studies

Washington, DC

Senior Fellow (2018-present)

 

El Instituto: Institute of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino/a Studies,

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Gratis Research Scholar (2015-present)

Instructor (2007-2011)

 

Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture,

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Research Associate (2012-present)

Research Fellow (2007-2012)

 

Socioanalitica Research, Takoma Park, MD

Political Research Director and Managing Partner (2017-present)

 

Dēmos, Washington, DC

Senior Policy Analyst (2014- 2017)

 

Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, DC

Research Associate (2012- 2014)

 

Center for Community Health Research, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT

Assistant Research Scientist (2002-2006)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Instructor

 

Latino Political Behavior

El Instituto/Political Science, University of Connecticut (Fall 2007, Spring 2010, Fall 2011)

 

Contemporary Issues in Latino Studies

El Instituto, University of Connecticut (Fall 2010, Fall 2011)

 

Introduction to American Politics

Political Science, University of Connecticut (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

 

Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Political Science, University of Connecticut (Fall 2006; Winter 2007)

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Political Science Department

African American Politics     2008

Introduction to American Politics    2005; 2007

Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System    2002

Quantitative Methods in Political Science    2001

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Book Chapters

 

Navarro-Rivera, Juhem, Daniel Cox, Robert P. Jones, and Paul A.Djupe. Forthcoming

(2017). “Sowing the Seeds of Discord: Sources of Division among White Evangelical Protestants.” In The Evangelical Crackup: Will the Evangelical-Republican Coalition Last? Paul A. Djupe and Ryan Claasen (editors). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

 

Navarro-Rivera, Juhem and Yazmín A. García Trejo. 2017. “Secularism, Race, and

Political Affiliation in America.” In The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, John R. Shook and Phil Zuckerman (editors). Oxford University Press.

 

García Trejo, Yazmín A. and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. 2016. “Working Class and

Immigration.” In  People of  Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. Kofi Lomotey, Pamela Braboy Jackson, Muna Adem, Paulina X. Ruf, Valire Carr Copeland, Alvaro Huerta, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, and Donathan L. Brown (editors). ABC-Clio Greenwood.

 

Navarro-Rivera, Juhem. 2016. “Secularism, Diversity, and Race in Contemporary United

States.” In Beyond Religion: Secularism, Phil Zuckerman (editor). McMillan Reference.

 

Jones, Robert P., Daniel Cox, and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. 2015. “Non-Religious Tolerance:

American Attitudes toward Atheists, America’s Most Unpopular Religious Group.”  In Religion and Tolerance: Advances in the State of the Art, Paul Djupe (editor). Temple University Press.

 

Keysar, Ariela and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. 2014. “A World of Atheism: Global

Demographics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Atheism, Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse (editors). Oxford University Press.

 

Navarro-Rivera, Juhem and Barry A. Kosmin. 2011. “Surveys and Questionnaires.” In The

Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion, Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler (editors). Routledge.

 

Kosmin, Barry A. and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. 2008. “The Salience of Secular Values and

Scientific Literacy for American Democracy.” In Secularism & Science in the 21st Century, Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar (editors). Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture.

 

Singer, Merrill, Greg Mirhej, Claudia Santelices, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Erica Hastings,

and Jim Vivian. 2006. “Tomorrow is Already Here, Or Is It? Steps in Preventing a

Local Methamphetamine Outbreak.” Human Organization 65(2): 203-217.

 

Vivian, Jim, Hassan Saleheen, Merrill Singer, Juhem Navarro, and Greg Mirhej. 2005.

“Under the Counter: The Diffusion of Narcotics Analgesics to the Inner City Street.” In New drugs on the street: changing inner city patterns of illicit consumption, Merrill Singer (editor). Routledge.

 

Singer, Merrill, Greg Mirhej, Susan Shaw, Hassan Saleheen, James Vivian, Erica Hastings,

Lucy Rohena, Deshawn Jennings, Juhem Navarro, Claudia Santelices, Alan H. B. Wu, Andrew Smith, and Alberto Perez. 2005. “When the Drug of Choice Is a Drug of Confusion: Embalming Fluid Use in Inner City Hartford, CT.”  In New drugs on the street: changing inner city patterns of illicit consumption, Merrill Singer (editor). Routledge.

 

Research Reports

 

Lioz, Adam, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, and Sean McElwee. Court Cash: 2016 Election Money

Resulting Directly from Supreme Court Rulings. Dēmos.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. A Shifting Landscape: A Decade

of Change in American Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Issues. Public Religion Research Institute.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

What Americans (Still) Want From Immigration Reform. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. 2013 Hispanic Values Survey:

How Shifting Religious Identities and Experiences are Influencing Hispanic Approaches to Politics. Public Religion Research Institute.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

Do Americans Believe Capitalism and Government are Working?: Religious Left, Religious Right and the Future of the Economic Debate. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

Citizenship, Values, and Cultural Concerns: What Americans Want from Immigration Reform. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.

2012 Pre-Election American Values Survey: How Catholics and the Religiously Unaffiliated Will Shape the 2012 Election and Beyond. Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution.

 

Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Diverse, Disillusioned, and

Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election. Public Religion Research Institute.

 

Barry A. Kosmin and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. The Transformation of Generation X: Shifts in

Religious and Political Self-Identification, 1990-2008. Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture.

 

Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar. U.S. Latino Religious

Identification 1990-2008: Growth, Diversity & Transformation. Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture.

 

Barry A. Kosmin, Ariela Keysar, Ryan T. Cragun and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. American Nones:

The Profile of the No Religion Population. Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture.

 

Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Latinos in Connecticut: A Decade of Change. Puerto Rican and Latino

Studies Institute, University of Connecticut.

 

Translational Research Articles in the Media  

 

“Beyond the Johnson Amendment: More Reasons for Humanists to Worry about the Tax Bill.” in The Humanist (12/7/2017) https://thehumanist.com/commentary/beyond-johnson-amendment-reasons-humanists-worry-tax-bill

 

“Republicans’ Budget Cuts Will Distort the 2020 Census.” in PolicyShop (5/25/2017) http://www.demos.org/blog/5/24/17/republicans-budget-cuts-will-distort-2020-census
“Latino/as are Key to the Future of Climate Change Policies.” in PolicyShop (4/26/2017) http://www.demos.org/blog/4/26/17/latinoas-are-key-future-climate-change-policies

 

“Marylanders Support Immigrants, So Legislators Should Too.” with Katherine Culliton-González in PolicyShop (4/6/2017) http://www.demos.org/blog/4/6/17/marylanders-support-immigrants-so-legislators-should-too

“Ideología: The Roots of Latino Dissatisfaction.” In PolicyShop (10/27/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/10/27/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-roots-latino-dissatisfaction

 

“Ideología: Latino Millennials a Challenge for Political Parties.” In PolicyShop (10/13/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/10/13/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-latino-millennials-challenge-political-parties

“Ideología: Race and Immigration in 2016.” In PolicyShop (10/6/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/10/6/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-race-and-immigration-2016

 

“Ideología: The Cost of Money in Politics.” In PolicyShop (9/22/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/9/22/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-cost-money-politics

 

“Ideología: Hispanic Heritage Month and the Importance of the Latino Counterpublic.” In PolicyShop (9/15/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/9/15/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-hispanic-heritage-month-and-importance-latino-counterpublic

 

“Ideología: Even as Diversity of Elected Officials Grows, Public Policy Remains Unresponsive.” In PolicyShop (9/1/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/9/1/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-even-diversity-elected-officials-grows-public-policy-remains-unresponsive

 

“Ideología: The Privilege of Running for Office.” In PolicyShop (8/25/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/8/25/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-privilege-running-office

 

“Ideología: Barriers to Latino Representation.” In PolicyShop (8/18/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/8/18/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-barriers-latino-representation

 

“Ideología: How Latinos Perceive the Role of Government.” In PolicyShop (7/28/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/7/28/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-how-latinos-perceive-role-government

 

“Ideología: Latinos & Republicans Disagree on More than Immigration Reform.” In PolicyShop (7/21/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/7/21/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-latinos-republicans-disagree-more-immigration-reform

 

“Ideología: Exploring the Racial and Partisan Divide in Police Confidence.” In PolicyShop (7/14/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/7/14/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-exploring-racial-and-partisan-divide-police-confidence

 

“Ideología: The Politics of Nostalgia and the Limits of Latino GOP Outreach.” In Dēmos Action (6/30/2016)

http://demosaction.org/post/146718879216/ideolog%C3%ADa-the-politics-of-nostalgia-and-the

 

“Ideología: How the Social and Cultural Aspects of Immigration Shape Latinos’ Attitudes Toward Political Parties.” In PolicyShop (6/23/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/6/23/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-how-social-and-cultural-aspects-immigration-shape-latinos-attitudes-toward-po

 

“Ideología: An Economic Interpretation of the Latino Vote.” In PolicyShop (6/16/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/6/16/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-economic-interpretation-latino-vote

 

“Paid Leave Is A Father’s Day Gift that Would Benefit the Entire Family and the Nation.” In PolicyShop (6/16/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/6/16/16/paid-leave-father%E2%80%99s-day-gift-would-benefit-entire-family-and-nation

 

“Ideología: Latinos Are More Than a Voting Bloc.” In PolicyShop (6/9/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/6/9/16/ideolog%C3%ADa-latinos-are-more-voting-bloc

 

“Racial Diversity and the Future of the Secular Movement.” Free Inquiry 36(3) (April/May 2016).

 

“The Exceptionalism of Paid Family Leave in America.” In PolicyShop (3/25/2016)

http://www.demos.org/blog/3/25/16/exceptionalism-paid-family-leave-america

 

“Coming Full Circle? Evangélicos in the United States and Latin America.” In Faith in the Numbers (5/5/2014). http://publicreligion.org/2014/05/coming-full-circle-evangelicos-in-the-united-states-and-latin-america/

“Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?.” In Faith in the Numbers (3/11/2014). http://publicreligion.org/2014/03/republican-hispanic-outreach-running-out-of-time/

 

“Congress Gets a None.” In Religion in the News (Vol 15. No. 1; 5/11/2013). http://caribou.cc.trincoll.edu/depts_csrpl/RINVol15No1/congress%20gets%20a%20none.htm

 

“SCOTUS Aligns With American Public Opinion on Alabama Immigration Law.” In Faith in the Numbers (4/30/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/04/scotus-aligns-with-american-public-opinion-on-alabama-immigration-law/

 

“The Religious Roots of New England’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage.” In Faith in the Numbers (4/25/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/04/the-religious-roots-of-new-englands-support-for-same-sex-marriage/

 

“Border Security: The Bipartisan Glue.” In Faith in the Numbers (4/22/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/04/border-security-the-bipartisan-glue/

 

“The Political Potential of Evangélicos.” In Faith in the Numbers (4/10/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/04/the-political-potential-of-evangelicos/

“The Slow Decline of America’s Pastime.” In Faith in the Numbers (4/3/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/04/the-slow-decline-of-americas-pastime/

“Op-ed: The Republican Tug of War between Hispanics and the Tea Party.” In NBC Latino (3/29/13). http://nbclatino.com/2013/03/29/op-ed-the-republican-tug-of-war-between-hispanics-and-the-tea-party/

“Pope Francis and Hispanic American Catholics.” In Faith in the Numbers (3/18/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/03/pope-francis-and-hispanic-american-catholics/

 

“Latinos and the Tea Party.” In Faith in the Numbers (2/20/2013). http://publicreligion.org/2013/02/latinos-and-the-tea-party/

 

“Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union.” In Faith in the Numbers (2/13/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/02/gaps-between-hispanics-republicans-on-issues-addressed-in-the-state-of-the-union/

 

“On Darwin’s Birthday, Americans and Politicians Divided on Evolution.” In Faith in the Numbers (2/11/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/02/on-darwins-birthday-americans-and-politicians-divided-on-evolution/

 

“Will Bipartisan Senate Proposal Find Support in the House?” In Faith in the Numbers (2/1/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/02/10381/

 

“E Pluribus, Nullus” In Faith in the Numbers (1/29/13). http://publicreligion.org/2013/01/e-pluribus-nullus/

 

“2012 Puerto Rico Elections Post-Election Report.” In The Monkey Cage (11/13/2012). http://themonkeycage.org/2012/11/13/2012-puerto-rico-elections-post-election-report/

 

“The Evolution of the Religiously Unaffiliated Vote, 1980-2008.” In Faith in the Numbers (10/26/12). http://publicreligion.org/2012/10/the-evolution-of-the-religiously-unaffiliated-vote-1980-2008/

 

“Change and Continuity Among White Voters With No College Degrees.” In Faith in the Numbers (9/27/12). http://publicreligion.org/2012/09/change-and-continuity-among-white-voters-with-no-college-degrees/

 

“To Expand Hispanic Base, GOP May Need to Shelve Social Issues (At Least, For Now).” In Faith in the Numbers (8/24/12). http://publicreligion.org/2012/08/to-expand-hispanic-base-gop-may-need-to-shelve-social-issues-at-least-for-now/

 

“Joining the Party: On Abortion and Same-sex Marriage, Hispanic American Partisans Are as Polarized as the Public.” In Faith in the Numbers (8/21/12). http://publicreligion.org/2012/08/joining-the-party-on-abortion-and-same-sex-marriage-hispanic-american-partisans-are-as-polarized-as-the-public/

 

“Puerto Rico’s in America!” In Spiritual Politics (3/15/2012).

 

“Will Secular Voters Elect the Next President?” In Humanist Community Project Blog (2/28/2012). http://harvardhumanist.org/2012/02/28/will-secular-voters-pick-the-next-president/

 

“Latinos are not up for Grabs.” In Spiritual Politics (12/16/2011).

 

“Latinos and the Future of American Secularism.” In Friendly Atheist (12/11/2011). http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/12/12/latinos-and-the-future-of-american-secularism/

 

“Media Stereotypes and the Invisible Latino ‘Nones’.” In Free Inquiry (December 2010/January 2011).

 

“The GOP’s Latino Problem.” In Religion in the News (Vol. 13, No. 1; June 2010). http://caribou.cc.trincoll.edu/depts_csrpl/RINVol13No1/GOP%20Latino%20Problem.htm

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“Race, Candidates, and Money” for Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (David Schultz, ed.)

 

“I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self­‐Reported Religious, Behavior, Belief, and Identity” submitted to the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (coauthored with Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Betsy Cooper)

 

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

 

“Beyond Church & State: Secular American Politics in an Era of Racial and Economic Inequality.” Institute of Humanist Studies Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX (10/22/2016).

 

“Trump vs. Clinton: Race, Immigration and the Future of American Politics.” Panel discussion at El Instituto: Institute of Latino/a, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (10/7/2016).

“What’s Race Got to Do With It? Racial Politics and Intersectionality in the Atheist Movement.” Panel Discussion at Secular Social Justice Conference, Rice University, Houston, TX (2/1/2016).

 

“The Nonreligious in American Politics.” Humanist Haven at Yale Humanist Community, New Haven, CT (10/4/2015).

 

“The Many Faces of American Secularism.” Moving Freethought Forward Conference, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, NY (7/1/2015).

 

“Balancing the Force: The Secular Left as an Antidote to the Religious Right.” Moving Freethought Forward Conference, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, NY (7/1/2015).

 

“The Rise of the Latino Nones: How Secular Latinos will Shape the Future of American Secularism.” Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association, Denver, CO (5/9/2015).

 

“Christian Mingle: Social Network Homogeneity and Political Behavior Among White Evangelical Protestants.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC (9/1/2014). With Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Paul Djupe.

 

“I Know What You Did Last Sunday: An Investigation of Mode Differences in Reported Religious Behavior, Belief and Identity.” Annual Conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Research, Anaheim, CA (5/17/2014). With Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox.

 

“Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (9/2013). With Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Elizabeth Cook.

 

“The Representation of Women’s Interests in the Puerto Rican Legislature 1992-2012.” International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (5/2013). With Yazmín A. García Trejo .

 

“Who Counts as White Working-Class? A Proposal for a New Approach.” Annual Conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Research, Boston, MA (5/2013). With Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox.

 

“Latinos and Polarization in American Politics.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (4/2013).

 

“The Latino Culture War: Religion and Partisanship among U.S. Latinos 1990-2008.” Siglo XXI Conference, John Jay College, New York, NY (6/2012). With Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar.

 

“Latinos & Secularism.” Lecture at Harvard University Humanist Chaplaincy, Cambridge, MA (12/2011).

 

“Science, Education and Religion in the U.S. Congress.” Annual Meeting of the Religious Research Association/Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Baltimore, MD (10/2010).

 

“U.S. Latino Religious Identification 1990-2008: Change, Diversity and Transformation.” Tertulias al Mediodía/Conversations at Noon, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Institute/Puerto Rican & Latin American Cultural Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (5/2010).

 

“Left Behind: The Politics of No Religion in Latin America.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (4/2009). With Yazmín A. García Trejo.

 

“The End of Consensus? The Changing Nature of AIDS in America and the Future of the Ryan White CARE Act.” New England Political Science Association, Providence, RI (4/2007). With Michelle M. Dube.

 

“HIV/AIDS Policy in American States: The Case of Syringe Exchange Programs.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (4/2007).

 

“Public Health, Local Decisions, and the Meaning of Community: The 1998 Syringe Exchange Referendum in Springfield, MA.” Social Inequalities & Public Policy Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA (3/2007).

 

“The Wrong Kind: Secular Progressives and Religious Conservatives in the 108th Congress.” New England Political Science Association, Boston, MA (5/2006).

 

“HIV Risk Knowledge in Springfield, MA: Evidence from the Community Attitudes Survey.” AIDS Science Day – Yale University, New Haven, CT (2005). With Susan J. Shaw

 

“What Ethnography Can Tell Us about Surveys, and Vice Versa: Findings from the Community Attitudes towards NEP Study in Springfield, Massachusetts.” Methodology and Biostatistics Core, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS – Yale University, New Haven, CT (2005). With Susan J. Shaw, Merrill Singer, and Jim Vivian.

 

“Drinking Behavior Among Farm Workers in the Connecticut River Valley.” Eastern Stream Farm Worker Conference, St. Petersburg, FL (2004). With Anna Marie Nicolaysen, Claudia Santelices, Michael Duke, Johan Galarza, and Angel de Jesus.

 

“‘Kickin’ up Dust’ or PCP: Street Knowledge Discontinuities and Health Risks.” AIDS Science Day – Yale University, New Haven, CT (2003). With Isabel Rodrigues, Merrill Singer, Susan Shaw, DeShawn Jennings, Lucy Rohena, Erica Hastings, Hassan Saleheen, and James Vivian.

 

“Community Attitudes Towards Syringe Exchange in Springfield, MA.” AIDS Science Day – Yale University, New Haven, CT (2003). With Susan J. Shaw and Merrill Singer.

 

“Minorities, Turnout, and Representation: The 1998 Syringe Exchange Referendum in Springfield, MA.” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA (2003). With Susan Shaw, David Buchanan, and Merrill Singer.

 

“Drugs, Sex, and HIV: Sexual Risk and Alcohol Abuse Among Migrant and Non Migrant Farm Workers in Windham County, CT.” National Hispanic Science Network in Substance Abuse Conference, Miami, FL (2003). With Claudia Santelices, Anna Marie Nicolaysen, Michael Duke, Johan Galarza, and Karla de la Torre.

 

“Syringe Availability, HIV Risk and Sharing Behavior in Eight Hartford Neighborhoods.” AIDS Science Day – Yale University, New Haven, CT (2003). With With Susan J. Shaw, Merrill Singer, Robert Heimer, and David Buchanan.

 

“Voting Populations in Puerto Rico and Connecticut in 1996.” Minorities and Political Power Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2002).

 

“Voter Turnout in Puerto Rican Municipalities: Demographic Aspects.” Summer Research Opportunity Program Conference, Chicago, IL (2000).

 

“The Impact of Nonpartisan Candidates on Voter Turnout in Puerto Rican Municipalities in 1992 and 1996.” Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR (2000).

 

“The Political Ideology of Puerto Rican Legislators and their Constituents.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mayagüez, PR (2000). With María Olmedo-Aponte

 

“The Impact of Nonpartisan Candidates on Voter Turnout in Puerto Rican Municipal Elections.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mayagüez, PR (1999).

 

MEDIA &  INTERVIEWS

 

Secular Nation (Episode 9, February 2017 as guest host).

 

Secular Nation (Episode 8, February 2017).

 

The Humanist Hour (8/17/2016)

 

“Love Is Love for Latinos.” U.S. News & World Report. Quoted in an op-ed by Daniel Cox (8/17/2016).

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-08-17/why-latinos-arent-reliably-conservative

The Ra-Men Podcast (3/1/2016).

 

The Humanist Hour (5/27/2015)

 

Friendly Atheist Podcast (10/6/2014).

 

“GOP’s border stance spells trouble for 2016.” Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX). Quoted in an op-ed by Carl P. Leubsdorf (7/9/2014). http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/columnists/carl-p-leubsdorf/20140709-carl-leubsdorf-gops-border-stance-spells-trouble-for-2016.ece

 

“Five Years Since the Release of ‘New Muslim Cool’: Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of U.S. Muslim Religious Culture.” ISLAMICommentary (Duke University, Durham, NC). Quoted in an essay by Julie Harbin (6/28/2014). http://islamicommentary.org/2014/06/five-years-since-new-muslim-cool-hispanic-muslims-growing-segment-of-us-muslim-religious-culture/#sthash.3u9W0x8o.dpuf

 

Show de Neida Sandoval, W Radio 690 AM (Los Angeles, CA). Live interview with host Neida Sandoval discussing PRRI/Brookings report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 (6/10/2014).

 

“Evangelicals may be holy grail of Latino vote.” Al-Jazeera America. Quoted in a story by Haya El Nasser (6/4/2014). http://america.aljazeera.com/features/2014/6/latino-evangelicalselection.html

 

“Hispanics turn their back on religion and Republicans.” The Times (London, UK). Quoted in a story by Devika Bhat (5/12/2014). http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article4086783.ece

 

Humanist Matters (Web show). Live webcast with host John Shook discussing Americans’ belief in God in recent public opinion surveys (12/24/2014). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3LZ3OkBf10

 

“Pierden mexicanos fe católica en EU.” Reforma (Mexico City, Mexico). Quoted in a story by Angel Villarino (12/1/2013).

http://www.reforma.com/aplicacioneslibre/preacceso/articulo/default.aspx?id=225569&urlredirect=http://www.reforma.com/aplicaciones/articulo/default.aspx?id=225569

 

“Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’.” Religion News Service. Quoted in a story by Kimberly Winston (10/17/2013). http://www.religionnews.com/2013/10/17/hispanics-increasingly-identify-nones/

 

“Latino Religion Survey Reveals Rise In Unaffiliated And Evangelical Hispanics.” The Huffington Post. Quoted in a story by Yasmine Hafiz (9/27/2014). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/latino-religion_n_4005525.html

 

“Nonbelievers have growing impact in U.S. elections.” Columbia Missourian (Columbia, MO). Quoted in a story by Matthew Patane. http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/162223/nonbelievers-have-growing-impact-in-us-elections/

 

“Escândalos sexuais custam caro à Igreja Católica nos EUA.” O Globo (Brazil). Quoted in a story by Flavia Barvosa (3/8/2013). http://oglobo.globo.com/mundo/escandalos-sexuais-custam-caro-igreja-catolica-nos-eua-7789923#ixzz38EqEtpS1

 

“The ‘nones’ say 2012 election proves they are a political force.” Religion News Service.  Quoted in a story by Kimberly Winston (11/8/2012). http://www.religionnews.com/2012/11/08/the-nones-say-2012-election-proves-they-are-a-political-force/

 

“In Search of God More Latinos are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual pursuits. How does that reflect our changing community?” Latina. Quoted in a story by Franzisca Castillo (November 2012). http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/way-we-worship-why-latinos-are-leaving-catholic-church

 

“Growing number of Latinos have no religious affiliation.” NBC Latino (New York, NY). Quoted in a story by Jacqueline Mejia (8/23/2012). http://nbclatino.com/2012/08/23/growing-number-of-latinos-have-no-religious-affiliation/

 

Where we Live, NPR (Hartford, CT). Live interview with host John Dankoski discussing ISSSC findings of Mormon politics on Mormon Population in the United States 1990-2008  (12/26/2011).

 

“4 Ways the ‘No Religion’ Boom Will Alter American Politics.” US News & World Report. Quoted in a story by Dan Gilgoff (9/22/2009). http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/god-and-country/2009/09/22/4-ways-the-no-religion-boom-will-alter-american-politics

 

Show de Eli Bravo, Actualidad Radio (Miami, FL). Interview with host Eli Bravo discussing ISSSC findings of Hispanic religious identification on ARIS 2008 Summary Report  (3/11/2009).

 

AWARDS

 

Warren J. Mitofsky Research Fellowship (Summer 2008)

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

 

Multicultural Scholar (2000-2002; 2005-2009)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

 

Travel Grant (Spring 2007)

Institute for Puerto Rican & Latino Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (to present at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association)

 

Travel Grant (Fall 2003)

National Hispanic Science Network on Substance Abuse, Miami, FL (to present at the Annual Conference of the NHSN)

 

Fellow (Summer 2003)

National Hispanic Science Network on Substance Abuse, Summer Research Training Institute, School of Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

Fellow (Summer 2000)

Summer Research Opportunity Program, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Distinguished Alumnus Medal (Summer 2000)

Student Support Services Program, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR

 

Dean’s List (1998-2000)

College of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR.

 

SERVICE

 

Current

Advisory Board, Yale Humanist Community

Editorial Board, Secularism & Nonreligion

 

Past

2015-2016     Racial Equity Advisory Committee, Dēmos

2015         Reviewer, Science, Religion, and Culture

2005-2009     Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Institute, Member, Advisory Board.

2006; 2008     Town of Windham, Connecticut, Poll Worker and Translator.

2006         Latino Voting Steering Committee, Connecticut Secretary of State (Served in

Committee At-Large and in Research Sub-committee).

2004         Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (Hartford, CT), Volunteer in Voter

Registration Campaign.

2004         Coordinator, Voter Registration Initiative, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT.

2002-2003     Mentor, Career Beginnings, Capitol Community College, Hartford, CT.

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