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Gabriel Sanchez
Associate Professor - Political Science

Executive Director, UNM Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy
Director of Research, Latino Decisions -
Director, American Economic Association Summer Training Program

Gabriel Sanchez joined The University of New Mexico faculty in 2005 after graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the political behavior of racial and ethnic populations in the United States, Latino health policy, and the congressional behavior of Latino and African American members of congress. Sanchez has been the principal or do-principal investigator on several large scale surveys including the Latino Decisions National Poll on Health Care Reform (209) and the Collaborative multiracial post-election study (2008).

Sanchez is teaching an undergraduate course in American Politics for the spring 2016 semester.

He is the co-author of “Hispanics and the U.S. Political System,” one of the most popular Latino politics textbooks in use in colleges today. He edited “Latinos and the 2012 Election: The New Face of the American Voter.”  


What impact will immigration policy and politics have on the 2016 election?
March 14, 2016

New Mexico was one of the few "Swing States" in Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win. Will New Mexico play a pivotal role as well in 2012? UNM assistant professor Gabriel Sanchez examines this question.