Roberto F. Carlos
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.
Before my appointment at Texas, I was an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Georgia and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration at the University of Pennsylvania.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
I am a scholar of race, ethnicity, and politics, and I am particularly interested in Latinx politics, immigration, political behavior, and socialization.
I focus on the political, social, and familial implications of the often-ignored political socialization process of the children of immigrants. Unlike many studies on political socialization that focus on the political values and behaviors transmitted from parents to children, I show that the children of immigrants play a crucial role in shaping their parents’ behaviors and beliefs, creating a complex process of political socialization.
My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, Justice System Journal, and the Journal of Legislative Studies.