“One must have pessimism of the mind, but optimism of the will.”
– Antonio Gramsci

I teach political science at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where I am also Associate Director of The Immigrant Studies Working Group; and an active member of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union of faculty and staff of CUNY. My research centers on political participation, elections and voting, race and ethnicity, immigration, and social movements.