Anna Sampaio

Dr. Anna Sampaio (PhD, UC Riverside) is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science, and Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at Santa Clara University, with specializations in immigration, Latina/o/x politics, race and gender politics, intersectionality, and transnationalism. Her recent book, Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security (Temple University Press, 2015), won the 2016 American Political Science Association award for the Best New Book in Latina/o/x Politics and examines how changes in immigration politics, policy, and enforcement have been racialized and gendered and impose inequitable burdens on Latina/o immigrants. She has also co-edited Transnational Latino/a Communities: Politics, Processes, and Cultures (2002, Rowman and Littlefield, with Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez ) and published in a wide array of research and public-facing outlets including International Feminist Journal of Politics, Latino Decisions, Latino Studies, NACLA, New Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Gender Watch, PS: Political Science and Politics, Signs, The Gender Policy Report, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Dr. Sampaio is also co-editor of the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities and has served previously as Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, as well as Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado. Her current book project, Latina Political Participation and Activism in the U.S. (forthcoming, Routledge) examines the history of Latina political engagement in the U.S., with particular attention to the experiences of Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American activists in the 19th and 20th century.