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Claudia Sandoval - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Claudia Sandoval Claudia Sandoval

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Professor Claudia Sandoval earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago with concentrations in American politics and race and politics. Her dissertation, “Conjuring Immigrant Racial Threat Narratives: Using Citizenship Status to Shape Black-Latino Relations in US Politics,” examines the plight of Blacks and Latinos for inclusion in the U.S. and analyzes how the contentious discourse around citizenship – particularly the anti-immigration narrative – has been used to strategically divide these two groups. During the 2014-2015 school year, Dr. Sandoval was a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, where she taught “Latino Politics.”

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