A political scientist who specializes in American and Comparative political behavior, Dr. Navarro-Rivera has a diverse work and research portfolio. He is currently the Political Research Director and Managing Partner at Socioanalitica Research, a consulting firm that helps organizations and businesses that are led by or that serve people of color with research and analysis tools that help them better fulfill their missions.
As a scholar, Dr. Navarro-Rivera is interested in the intersection of race, religion, and politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the political behavior of the Nones (Americans with no religious affiliation), and the rise of Latinos with no religious affiliation. He is known as a leader in the field of secular studies with publications include many articles, book chapters, columns and research reports on issues of politics, race, and secularism in the U.S. and internationally. His research has been featured in national and international media, including The Washington Post, NBC Latino, O’Globo (Brazil), The Times (London), and Reforma (Mexico).
He belongs to several scholarly organizations including the American Political Science Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network. He serves on the editorial boards of Secularism and Nonreligion, the first academic journal dedicated to the study of secularism, and Secular Studies. He also serves on the advisory board of the Yale Humanist Community in Connecticut. He holds affiliations as Senior Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies and as a Gratis Research Scholar at El Instituto: Institute of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut.