Author: Mobilizing Ideas

The (Re)emergence of Nativist Mobilization along the U.S.-Mexico Border

By Matthew Ward With much of the national media attention directed at the Trump administration’s (1) increasingly restrictionist policy measures, such as: the travel ban from predominately Muslim countries, family separation, and the potential denial of birthright citizenship, (2) it’s xenophobic … Continue reading

Fighting for Immigrant Rights in the Time of Trump

By Chris Zepeda-Millán In 2015 Donald Trump sent shockwaves throughout the Latino and immigrant community when he launched his presidential campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Since entering the Oval Office, Trump has continued his attacks by issuing multiple … Continue reading

Minding the (racial) gap: Complicating the narrative about the “women’s vote”

By Zakiya Luna No matter what happens at the polls, scholars and activists and those in between will be telling a story about the significance of the results. With the nail biting and revelry, it will be imperative we not succumb … Continue reading

Constructing Narratives about the Political Fortunes of Women in 2018

By Deana A. Rohlinger, Ph.D. Journalists and data junkies alike are gleefully dissecting the gender gap and what it potentially means for the mid-term elections generally and the political fortunes of women specifically. Number-cruncher extraordinaire, FiveThirtyEight, labelled the 2018 midterm … Continue reading