About the Center

The mission of CLAPR is to foster and support thoughtful, objective, and innovative research on the political and policy circumstances of the nation’s Latina/o-Hispanic population, thereby creating a fuller, deeper understanding of politics and governance in the United States.  This mission entails facilitating and disseminating research that emphasizes, but is not limited to, empirical and normative theoretical perspectives, historical context, institutional dimensions, and public policy issues which are especially germane to the Latina/o-Hispanic population while also having broad significance for American society and politics.

About the center


CLAPR commissioned a survey of Arizona voters -- with a substantial Latinx 'oversample' -- which asked about respondent's likelihood of voting, whom the respondent will vote for, etc. This survey led to several blog postings, public interviews with Center-affiliated faculty, and other public attention and recogntion. We have plans continue similar, and other, activities in the future.

Research activities

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CLAPR Research Award

  Three awards, each $2000

   Nominations open on April 1st

   Deadline to submit paper or proposal: May 31, 2024 11:59 pm

   Below are the relevant links:

   Click Here for Proposal Submission

   Click Here to Review the Call for Proposals

    For further information, contact:  zenya.weatherall@asu.edu


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Professor Francisco Pedraza Shares Insights on Border Crisis with Courthouse News

Professor Francisco Pedraza, associate director at CLAPR, recently offered his invaluable insights  on the ongoing border crisis to Courthouse News. In an interview conducted by Joe Duhownik, a seasoned journalist covering Arizona law and politics, Professor Pedraza provided illuminating perspectives on critical issues surrounding immigration policy and governance.
As we navigate the intricate terrain of contemporary politics, CLAPR remains steadfast in its mission to promote informed dialogue and understanding. We commend Professor Pedraza and look forward to continuing our efforts to engage with critical issues facing Latino/a communities and American society as a whole.
Do give it a read!

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CLAPR Students Shine at Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy Symposium

CLAPR proudly facilitated the attendance of Zoey Paredes, Andrea Borbon, Diana Lara Zamora, Maria Garcia, and Nathalya Galvez at the prestigious "Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy" symposium at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center & Hotel. The symposium provided an invaluable opportunity for our students to engage with esteemed Latina professionals, fostering inspiration and empowerment as they navigate their professional journeys. Reflecting on their experience, our students emerged with renewed determination and a profound commitment to effecting positive change in their communities.
CLAPR is proud of them and continues to empower the leaders of tomorrow, shaping a future defined by diversity, inclusion, and progress. 

Course POS 494 : Latina/o Politics and Leadership in Arizona

Embark on a Journey into Latina/o Politics in Arizona!

Explore the dynamic landscape of Latina/o politics and leadership in Arizona with Adrian Fontes, Arizona Secretary of State, and Professor Francisco Pedraza. Dive deep into historical, contemporary, traditional, and non-traditional political issues. Learn strategies for effective mobilization and increased political participation.

Course offered for ASU students only!

Course Number: 494
Instructors: Adrian Fontes and Professor Francisco Pedraza
Location: ASU Sync(Attend live classes remotely via Zoom)
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Duration: March 11, 2024 - April 26, 2024 (B)

Enrollment Deadline: March 12

Register now to secure your spot and gain insights from prominent figures like Adrian Fontes and Professor Francisco Pedraza.

Featured News

“A guiding idea that I’ve had with regard to my scholarship is that you cannot understand American politics without understanding Latino politics, and you cannot understand Latino politics without understanding American politics.”

- Professor Rodney Hero, Raul H. Yzaguirre Chair.