Roberto F. Carlos
As of July, 2018 I am the 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 in June 2018.
I am a scholar of race, ethnicity, and politics, and I am particularly interested in political behavior, socialization, Latinx politics, immigration, and representation.
My work has been published in The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics and The Journal of Legislative Studies. Currently, 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.