Sophia Jordán Wallace is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. She received her B.A. from UC San Diego and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She specializes in Latino Politics, representation, social movements, and immigration politics and policy. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), and Dirksen Congressional Center.
Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Politics, Groups, & Identities, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review. She is a co-founder and co-organizer of SPIRE, Symposium on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity, which is an annual conference of race, ethnicity, and politics scholars. She is also the Field Director for Latino Politics and Immigration at WISIR. She is also currently one of the editors of Political Research Quarterly.
She is currently working on a book, United We Stand: Latino Representation in Congress, which examines the ways legislators serve the interests of Latinos across a variety of legislative behaviors and the substantive impact of Latino representatives.