Dr. Stephen Nuño-Perez received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Irvine and his BA in Political Science from UCLA. His research largely explores the relationship between Latinos and the American political system. He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Nuño-Perez’s academic work has focused on Latinx-LGBTQ political participation, the impact of voter IDs on minorities, and the influence of partisan outreach on Latino vote choice. He teaches courses on immigration, Latino politics, political participation, and research methods. His academic work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Urban Affairs, and others.
Dr. Nuño-Perez brings almost eight years of experience writing for NBCNews-Latino, covering politics, immigration, political campaigns, and life stories of Latinos making their imprint on the American story. He has written over 200 articles for NBCNews since 2012, making him one of the most widely read Latino public voices in academia. His writing has been published in Reuters, Talking Points Memo, The New York Times, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog.