David L Leal
Director, Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute
Founding Director, Immigration Studies Initiative
Phone: +1 512 471 1343
David Leal's primary academic interests are Latino politics and policy. His Latino politics research spans the fields of political behavior, public policy, and public opinion. His work also work incorporates insights from disciplines such as sociology, economics, ethnic studies, and religious studies. His research has also focused on how religion shapes political engagement, the political participation of non-citizens, the complexities of ethnic identity, and how veterans engage in politics. He continues to work on questions involving Latino political behavior and opinion, the politics of migration, religion and politics, and the military and society.