The Barbara Sinclair Lecture

Annually, in partnership with The American Political Science Association, CCPS honors the late political scientist Barbara Sinclair, a renowned expert on Congress, by hosting a lecture by a prominent Congressional scholar. The inaugural lecture for 2022 was hosted by Professor Rodney Hero, the Raul Yzaguirre Chair and Professor at Arizona State University.

View a recording of this event here.

Past events have included speakers:
Wendy Schiller, Brown University in 2021 (recording available here)
Rick Hall, University of Michigan in 2020 (recording available here)
Frances Lee, Princeton University in 2019
Sarah Binder, George Washington University in 2018

The 5th Annual Barbara Sinclair Lecture with Prof. Rodney Hero
Nov 14, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. ET
McDowell Formal Lounge Room 114

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in partnership with the American Political Science Association, is pleased to welcome the Raul Yzaguirre Chair in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University Professor Rodney Hero.

His research and teaching focus on American democracy and politics, especially as viewed through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State and Urban Politics, and Federalism. His book, "Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-tiered Pluralism," received the American Political Science Association's [APSA] 1993 Ralph J. Bunche Award. He also authored "Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics" (which was selected for the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Award in 1999), and "Racial Diversity and Social Capital: Equality and Community in America" (2007). He is also co-author of "MultiEthnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education Reform (2006); Newcomers, Insiders and Outsiders: Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early 21st Century" (2009); and "Latino Lives in America: Making it Home" (2010); "Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences(2012). And his 2013 co-atuhored book, "Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Beyond Conflict or Cooperation," was chosen for the 2014 'Best Book on Latino Politics Award' given by the Latino Caucus of the APSA. He has also authored and co-authored a number of articles in scholarly journals, and chapters in edited books, and was a co-principal investigator on the Latino National Survey (completed in 2006). He has also served on the editorial board of a number of major political science journals.  

He previously held faculty positions as professor of political science and the Haas Chair in Diversity and Democracy at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-17); the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2000-10); at the University of Colorado at Boulder (1989-2000); and at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1980-87).

Through this annual series, CCPS honors the late political scientist Barbara Sinclair, a renowned expert on Congress, by hosting a lecture by a prominent Congressional scholar. Previous hosts have included Wendy Schiller from Brown University in 2021, Rick Hall from the University of Michigan in 2020, Frances Lee from Princeton University in 2019 and Sarah Binder from George Washington University in 2018. Registration information is available here.