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Yalidy Matos

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

About Yalidy

Matos' research interests include racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and behavior, and immigration policy. Her works has been featured in the American Behavioral Scientist; the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal; Labor: Studies in Working-Class History; Perspectives on Politics; Politics, Groups, and Identities; and Political Research Quarterly.

No Jargon Podcast

In the News

Opinion: "No Woman Left behind: CEDAW and the Stupak-Pitts Amendment," Yalidy Matos, Huffington Post, March 18, 2010.


"Immigration within the Contemporary Political Discourse" in The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Crime, edited by Holly Ventura Miller and Anthony Peguero (Routledge, 2018), Chapter 16.

Places immigration within a post-9/11 contemporary discourse around national security and terrorism. 

"Geographies of Exclusion: The Importance of Racial Legacies in Examining State-Level Immigration Laws" American Behavioral Scientist 61, no. 8 (2017): 808-831.

Examines the decisions of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, Indiana, and most recently, Texas to pass restrictive immigration omnibus bills and analyze the factors associated with the decision of a state to pass its own immigration law.