Marisa Abrajano is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests focuses on racial/ethnic inqualities in the political system, particularly with political participation, voting and campaigns, and the mass media. She is the author of several books, the most recent one entitled Talking Politics: Poltiical Discussion Networks and the New American Elecotrate (with Taylor Carlson and Lisa Garcia Bedolla), published by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is also the co-author of White Backlash: Immigration, Race and American Politics (with Zoltan Hajnal), published by Princeton University Press in 2015. It received the American Political Science Association's Ralphe Bunche Award for the best book on Race and Politics in 2015. Her other award winning book, Campaigning to the New American Electorate: Television Advertising to Latinos , was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. She is also the author of New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America (with R. Michael Alvarez) published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Her other work has been published in leading journals in political science.