Call for Submissions

Latinas in Politics: Shaping the Future of American Politics

Editors: Sharon A. Navarro, Samantha L. Hernandez & Leslie A. Navarro

The ever-changing dynamics and demographics in the United States can be widely
highlighted by the challenges, losses, and victories of Latinas in different realms of
the political sphere. Given the underrepresentation of Latinas in politics, this volume
aims to cover a range of essential topics using qualitative and quantitative work.

We welcome submissions that discuss the nuances that Latinas have as candidates
and officeholders. In order to understand the trajectory of Latinas in politics, this
volume examines candidate selection, strategies, and news coverage of Latina
candidates. Further, we analyze representation at the federal, state and local levels.
This timely volume highlights Latinas as political players in an ever- changing

Aspects that can be discussed in each chapter include but are not limited to:

Political Ascension
Legislative Action
Descriptive Representation
Campaign Advertising
Demographic changes
Political Ambition
Pipeline for education
Voter turnout

Submissions can be sent to
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Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 3, 2014
Final Chapters Submitted: April 24, 2015

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