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  1. Barreto, Matt and Gary Segura. 2014. Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation. Public Affairs Books. Preview book at Amazon

  2. Barreto, Matt and David Leal, editors. 2018. Race, Class, and Precinct Quality in American Cities. Springer Press. Preview book online

  3. Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto. 2013. Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press. Preview book at Amazon

  4. Barreto, Matt. 2010. Ethnic Cues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Participation. University of Michigan Press Preview book at Amazon

Journal Articles

  1. M Barreto, M Cohen, L Collingwood, C Dunn, S Waknin. 2022. "A Novel Method for Showing Racially Polarized Voting: Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding" New York University Review of Law & Social Change, Forthcoming. View online

  2. M Roman, H Walker, M Barreto. 2021. "How Social Ties with Undocumented Immigrants Motivate Latinx Political Participation." Political Research Quarterly, 10659129211019473. View online

  3. MA Barreto, GR Sanchez, HL Walker. 2022. "Battling the Hydra: the disparate impact of voter ID requirements in North Dakota." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1-22. View online

  4. B Gomez-Aguinaga, GR Sanchez, M Barreto. 2021. "Importance of State and Local Variation in Black–Brown Attitudes: How Latinos View Blacks and How Blacks Affect Their Views" Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 6 (1), 214-252. View online
  5. H Walker, M Roman, M Barreto. 2020. "The Ripple Effect: The Political Consequences of Proximal Contact with Immigration Enforcement" Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 5 (3), 537-572. View online
  6. CW Dunn, MA Barreto, M Acevedo, M Cohen, S Waknin. 2020. "Legal Theories to Compel Vote-by-Mail in Federal Court" Calif. L. Rev. Online 11, 166. View online
  7. Reny, Tyler and Matt A. Barreto. 2020. “Xenophobia in the time of pandemic: othering, anti-Asian attitudes, and COVID-19“ Politics, Groups, and Identities. 8(2). View online
  8. Flores, Lucy and Matt A. Barreto. 2020. “Latina Voters: The key electoral force“ Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. 4(2).View online

  9. Frasure-Yokley, Lorrie, Janelle Wong, Edward Vargas and Matt A. Barreto 2020. “The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS): Building the Academic Pipeline Through Data Access, Publication, and Networking.“ PS: Political Science & Politics. 53(1) View online

  10. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, Sergio Garcia-Rios and Kassra Oskooii. 2019. “Estimating Candidate Support: Comparing Iterative EI and EI-RxC Methods” Sociological Methods and Research. 48(4). Download PDF

  11. Gonzalez-OBrien, Benjamin, Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez. 2019. “They’re All Out to Get Me! Assessing Inter-Group Competition Among Multiple Populations.” Politics, Groups and Identities. 7(4). View online

  12. Oskooii, Kassra, Karam Dana and Matt Barreto. 2019. "Beyond generalized ethnocentrism: Islam-specific beliefs and prejudice toward Muslim Americans." Politics, Groups and Identities 7(3)View online
  13. Vargas, Edward, Gabriel Sanchez, Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga, and Matt Barreto. 2019. “How Latinos’ Perceptions of Environmental Health Threats Impact Policy Preferences.” Social Science Quarterly. 101(1).

  14. Walker, Hannah, Marcel Roman and Matt Barreto. 2019. “The Direct and Indirect Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Latino Political Engagement.” UCLA Law Review. 67.

  15. Gutierrez, Angela, Angela Ocampo, Matt Barreto, and Gary Segura. 2019. “Somos Más : How Racial Threat and Anger Mobilized Latino Voters in the Trump Era.” Political Research Quarterly. 72(4) Download PDF

  16. Chouhoud, Youssef, Karam Dana, and Matt Barreto. 2019. “American Muslim Political Participation: Between Diversity and Cohesion.” Politics and Religion. 12(S3). View online

  17. Barreto, Matt, Stephen Nuño, Gabriel Sanchez, and Hannah Walker. 2019. “The Racial Implications of Voter Identification Laws in America.” American Politics Research View online

  18. Barreto, Matt. 2018. “The cycle of under-mobilization of minority voters: A comment on ‘Selective recruitment of voter neglect?’” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. 3(1). Download PDF

  19. Ocampo, Angela, Karam Dana and Matt Barreto. 2018. “The American Muslim Voter: Community Belonging and Political Participation.” Social Science Research. 69(4). View online

  20. Barreto, Matt, Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Edward Vargas, Janelle Wong. 2018. “Best practices in collecting online data with Asian, Black, Latino, and White respondents: evidence from the 2016 Collaborative Multiracial Post-election Survey.” Politics, Groups & Identities. 6(1). Download PDF

  21. Barreto, Matt, Tyler Reny and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta. 2017. “A debate about survey research methodology and the Latina/o vote: why a bilingual, bicultural, Latino-centered approach matters to accurate data.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 42:2. Download PDF.

  22. Barreto, Matt and Gary Segura. 2017. “Understanding Latino Voting Strength in 2016 and Beyond: Why Culturally Competent Research Matters.” Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. 2:2 View online

  23. Dana, Karam, Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta and Matt Barreto. 2017. “The Political Incorporation of Muslims in America: The Mobilizing Role of Religiosity in Islam.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity & Politics. Download PDF

  24. Collingwood, Loren, Kassra Oskooii, Sergio Garcia-Rios, and Matt Barreto. 2016. “eiCompare: Comparing Ecological Inference Estimates across EI and EI: RxC.” The R Journal. 8:2 Download PDF

  25. Garcia-Rios, Sergio I. and Matt A. Barreto. 2016. "Politicized Immigrant Identity, Spanish-Language Media, and Political Mobilization in 2012" RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 2(3): 78-96. Download PDF

  26. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, Chris Parker, and Francisco Pedraza. 2015. “Racial Attitudes and Race of Interviewer Item Non-Response.” Survey Practice. 8:3. View online

  27. Barreto, Matt and Gary Segura 2015. “Obama y la seducción del voto Latino.” Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica. 15:2 (Jul). View at FAL website

  28. Barreto, Matt and Loren Collingwood 2015. “Group-based appeals and the Latino vote in 2012: How immigration became a mobilizing issue.” Electoral Studies. 37 (Mar). Download PDF

  29. Collingwood, Loren, Matt Barreto and Sergio García-Rios. 2014. “Revisiting Latino Voting: Cross-Racial Mobilization in the 2012 Election” Political Research Quarterly. 67:4 (Sept). Download PDF

  30. Bergman, Elizabeth, Gary Segura and Matt Barreto. 2014. “Immigration Politics and Electoral Consequences: Anticipating the Dynamics of Latino Vote in the 2014 Election” California Journal of Politics and Policy. (Feb) Download

  31. Barreto, Matt and Sergio García-Rios. 2012. “El poder del voto latino en Estados Unidos en 2012” Foreign Affairs Latino América. 12:4 (Nov). Download PDF

  32. Collingwood, Loren, Matt Barreto and Todd Donovan. 2012. “Early Primaries, Viability and Changing Preferences for Presidential Candidates.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 42:1(Mar). Download PDF

  33. Barreto, Matt, Betsy Cooper, Ben Gonzalez, Chris Towler, and Christopher Parker. 2012. “The Tea Party in the Age of Obama: Mainstream Conservatism or Out-Group Anxiety?.” Political Power and Social Theory. 22:1(Jan). Download PDF

  34. Dana, Karam, Matt Barreto and Kassra Oskoii. 2011. “Mosques as American Institutions: Mosque Attendance, Religiosity and Integration into the American Political System.” Religions. 2:2 (Sept). Download PDF

  35. Barreto, Matt, Christian Grose and Ana Henderson. 2011. “Redistricting: Coalition Districts and the Voting Rights Act.” Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. (May). Download PDF

  36. Barreto, Matt, Victoria DeFrancesco, and Jennifer Merolla. 2011 “Multiple Dimensions of Mobilization: The Impact of Direct Contact and Political Ads on Latino Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 10:3 Download PDF

  37. Garcia-Castañon, Marcela, Allison Rank and Matt Barreto. 2011 “Plugged in or tuned out? Youth, Race, and Internet Usage in the 2008 Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 10:1 Download PDF

  38. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood and Sylvia Manzano. 2010. "Measuring Latino Political Influence in National Elections" Political Research Quarterly. 63:4 Download PDF

  39. Barreto, Matt and Stephen Nuno. 2010. "The Effectiveness of Co-Ethnic Contact on Latino Political Recruitment." Political Research Quarterly. 63:3 Download PDF

  40. Barreto, Matt and Dino Bozonelos. 2009. "Democrat, Republican, or None of the Above? Religiosity and the Partisan Identification of Muslim Americans." Politics & Religion. 2 (August) Download PDF

  41. Barreto, Matt, and Francisco Pedraza. 2009. "The Renewal and Persistence of Group Identification in American Politics." Electoral Studies 28 (Dec) Download PDF

  42. Barreto, Matt, Sylvia Manzano, Ricardo Ramírez and Kathy Rim. 2009. “Immigrant Social Movement Participation: Understanding Involvement in the 2006 Immigration Protest Rallies.” Urban Affairs Review 44:(5) Download PDF

  43. Grofman, Bernard and Matt Barreto. 2009. “A Reply to Zax’s (2002) Critique of Grofman and Migalski (1988): Double Equation Approaches to Ecological Inferences” Sociological Methods and Research. 37 (May) Download PDF

  44. Barreto, Matt, Stephen Nuno, and Gabriel Sanchez. 2009. “The Disproportionate Impact of Voter-ID Requirements on the Electorate—New Evidence from Indiana." PS: Political Science & Politics. 42 (January) Download PDF

  45. Barreto, Matt, Luis Fraga, Sylvia Manzano, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Gary Segura. 2008. “Should they dance with the one who brung ‘em? Latinos and the 2008 Presidential election." PS: Political Science & Politics. 41 (October) Download PDF

  46. Barreto, Matt, Mara Marks, and Nathan Woods. 2008. “Are All Precincts Created Equal? The Prevalence of Low-Quality Precincts in Low-Income and Minority Communities” Political Research Quarterly. 61 (December) Download PDF

  47. Barreto, Matt 2007. “Si Se Puede! Latino Candidates and the Mobilization of Latino Voters.” American Political Science Review. 101 (August) Download PDF

  48. Barreto, Matt and David Leal. 2007. "Latinos, Military Service, and Support for Bush and Kerry in 2004.” American Politics Research. 35 (March) Download PDF

  49. Barreto, Matt, Mara Marks and Nathan Woods. 2007. "Homeownership: Southern California’s New Political Fault Line?" Urban Affairs Review. 42 (January) Download PDF

  50. Barreto, Matt, Matthew Streb, Fernando Guerra, and Mara Marks. 2006. "Do Absentee Voters Differ from Polling Place Voters? New Evidence From California." Public Opinion Quarterly. 70 (Summer). Download PDF

  51. Barreto, Matt, Fernando Guerra, Mara Marks, Stephen Nuño, and Nathan Woods. 2006. “Controversies in Exit Polling: Implementing a racially stratified homogenous precinct approach.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 39 (July). Download PDF

  52. Barreto, Matt, Ricardo Ramírez, and Nathan Woods. 2005. “Are Naturalized Voters Driving the California Latino Electorate? Measuring the Impact of IRCA Citizens on Latino Voting.” Social Science Quarterly. 86 (December). Download PDF

  53. Barreto, Matt. 2005. “Latino Immigrants at the Polls: Foreign-born Voter Turnout in the 2002 Election.” Political Research Quarterly. 58 (March). Download PDF

  54. Barreto, Matt, Mario Villarreal and Nathan Woods. 2005. “Metropolitan Latino Political Behavior: Turnout and Candidate Preference in Los Angeles.” Journal of Urban Affairs. 27(February) Download PDF

  55. Leal, David, Matt Barreto, Jongho Lee and Rodolfo de la Garza. 2005. “The Latino Vote in the 2004 Election.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 38 (January). Download PDF

  56. Marks, Mara, Matt Barreto and Nathan Woods. 2004. “Harmony and Bliss in LA? Race and Racial Attitudes a Decade After the 1992 Riots.” Urban Affairs Review. 40 (September) Download PDF

  57. Barreto, Matt, Gary Segura and Nathan Woods. 2004. “The Effects of Overlapping Majority-Minority Districts on Latino Turnout.” American Political Science Review. 98 (February): 65-75. Download PDF

  58. Barreto, Matt and Ricardo Ramírez. 2004. “Minority Participation and the California Recall: Latino, Black, and Asian Voting Trends 1990 – 2003.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 37 (January): 11-14. Download PDF

  59. Barreto, Matt and José Muñoz. 2003. “Reexamining the ‘politics of in-between’: political participation among Mexican immigrants in the United States.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 25 (November): 427-447. Download PDF

  60. Barreto, Matt. 2003. “National Origin (Mis)Identification Among Latinos in the 2000 Census: The Growth of the “Other Hispanic or Latino” Category.” Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. 15 (June): 39-63. Download PDF

    Edited Volume Book Chapters

  61. Barreto, Matt and Gary Segura. 2020. “Latino Reaction and Resistance to Trump: Lessons learned from Pete Wilson and 1994.” In Raul Hinojosa and Edward Telles (eds.) Equitable Globalization: Expanding Bridges, Overcoming Walls. Oakland: University of California Press.

  62. Barreto, Matt, Albert Morales and Gary Segura. 2019. “The Brown Tide and the Blue Wave in 2018” In Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, Geoffrey Skelley (eds.) The Blue Wave. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

  63. Gutierrez, Angela, Angela Ocampo and Matt Barreto. 2018. “Obama’s Latino Legacy: From Unknown to Never Forgotten” In Andrew Rudalevige and Bert Rockman (eds.) The Obama Legacy. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press.

  64. Barreto, Matt, Thomas Schaller and Gary Segura. 2017. “Latinos and the 2016 Election: How Trump Lost Latinos on Day 1” In Larry Sabato, Kyle Konkik, Geoffrey Skelley (eds.) Trumped: The 2016 Election that Broke All the Rules. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. Download PDF

  65. Walker, Hannah, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuño, Matt Barreto 2017. “Race and the Right to Vote: The Modern Barrier of Voter ID Laws” In Todd Donovan (ed.) Changing How America Votes. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. View at Google Books | Download chapter

  66. Barreto, Matt and Christopher Parker. 2015. “Public Opinion and Reactionary Movements: From the Klan to the Tea Party” In Adam Berinsky (ed.) New Directions in Public Opinion. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge Press. View at Google Books

  67. Barreto, Matt and Gabriel Sanchez. 2014. “A ‘Southern Exception’ in Black-Latino Attitudes?.” In Tony Affigne, Evelyn Hu-Dehart and Marion Orr (eds.) Latino Politics en Ciencia Política. New York: New York University Press. Download PDF

  68. Barreto, Matt, Ben Gonzalez and Gabriel Sanchez. 2014. “Rainbow Coalition in the Golden State? Exposing Myths, Uncovering New Realities in Latino Attitudes Towards Blacks.” In Josh Kun and Laura Pulido (eds.) Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Download PDF

  69. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, Ben Gonzalez, and Christopher Parker. 2011. “Tea Party Politics in a Blue State: Dino Rossi and the 2010 Washington Senate Election.” In William Miller and Jeremy Walling (eds.) Stuck in the Middle to Lose: Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Download PDF

  70. Morín, Jason, Gabriel Sanchez and Matt Barreto. 2011. “Perceptions of Competition Between Latinos and Blacks: The Development of a Relative Measure of Inter-Group Competition.” In Edward Telles, Gaspar Rivera-Salgado and Mark Sawyer (eds.) Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the U.S. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Download PDF

  71. Grofman, Bernard, Frank Wayman and Matt Barreto. 2009. “Rethinking partisanship: Some thoughts on a unified theory.” In John Bartle and Paolo Bellucci (eds.) Political Parties and Partisanship: Social identity and individual attitudes. New York: Routledge Press. Download PDF

  72. Barreto, Matt, Ricardo Ramírez, Luis Fraga and Fernando Guerra. 2009. “Why California Matters: How California Latinos Influence the Presidential Election.” In Rodolfo de la Garza, Louis DeSipio and David Leal (eds.) The Latino Vote in the 2004 Presidential Election. South Bend, ID: University of Notre Dame Press. Download PDF

  73. Francisco Pedraza and Matt Barreto. 2008. “Exit Polls and Ethnic Diversity: How to Improve Estimates and Reduce Bias Among Minority Voters.” In Wendy Alvey and Fritz Scheuren (eds.) Elections and Exit Polling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, Inc. Download PDF

  74. Adrian Pantoja, Matt Barreto and Richard Anderson. 2008. “Politics y la Iglesia: Attitudes Toward the Role of Religion in Politics Among Latino Catholics” In Michael Genovese, Kristin Hayer and Mark J. Rozell (eds.) Catholics and Politics. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press. Download PDF

  75. Barreto, Matt. 2007. “The Role of Latino Candidates in Mobilizing Latino Voters.” In Rodolfo Espino, David Leal, Kenneth Meier (eds.) Latino Politics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Download PDF

  76. Abosch, Yishaiya, Matt Barreto and Nathan Woods. 2007. “An Assessment of Racially Polarized Voting For and Against Latino Candidates in California.” In Ana Henderson (ed.) Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 2006. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press. Download PDF

  77. Barreto, Matt and Ricardo Ramírez. 2005. “The Race Card and California Politics: Minority Voters and Racial Cues in the 2003 Recall Election.” In Shaun Bowler and Bruce Cain (eds.) Clicker Politics: Essays on the California Recall. Englewood-Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. Download PDF

  78. Barreto, Matt and Nathan Woods. 2005. “The Anti-Latino Political Context and its Impact on GOP Detachment and Increasing Latino Voter Turnout in Los Angeles County.” In Gary Segura and Shawn Bowler (eds.) Diversity in Democracy: Minority Representation in the United States. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Download PDF

  79. Pachon, Harry, Matt Barreto and Frances Marquez. 2004. “Latino Politics Comes of Age in the Golden State.” In Rodolfo de la Garza and Louis DeSipio (eds.) Muted Voices: Latino Politics in the 2000 Election. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. Download PDF

Related Research Reports

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2011. “A Summary of Voting Patterns in Los Angeles County.” Report Commissioned by: The California Citizens Redistricting Committee. Sacramento, CA. July 13. Download PDF

  • Barreto, Matt A., Christian Grose and Ana Henderson. 2011. "Redistricting: Coalition Districts and the Voting Rights Act." The Warrent Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley. May. Download PDF

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2010. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2010 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. December 3. Download PDF

  • Barreto, Matt A. and Loren Collingwood. 2009. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2008 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. October 31. Download PDF

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2007. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2006 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. February. Download PDF

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