Lisa García Bedolla

Lisa Garcia-BedollaLisa García Bedolla is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and is Chair of UC Berkeley's Center for Latino Policy Research. Her research looks at the intersection of race, class, gender and political engagement, with a focus on the Latino community in California and nationally. She is author of Latino Politics (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2009) and Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), which won two national book awards.

President Obama: Do the Right Thing

Obama Immigration Policy

Lisa García Bedolla: Providing administrative relief for at least six million of the unauthorized immigrants currently in the United States is the right thing for President Obama to do for the country and, most importantly, for the hard-working human beings who have been used as pawns in the immigration debate for far too long.

With Romney, It’s About the Dog

99 percent on roof

Lisa Garcia-Bedolla: As I’ve learned more about Mitt Romney’s career, it strikes me that the experience with the dog is emblematic of his entire professional trajectory – he will do anything to get to where he wants to go. +++++

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