Angel Saavedra Cisneros, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Government and Legal Studies
Bowdoin College

I am a scholar of politics who looks at citizen behavior, media, Latina/e/o/x politics, Mexican politics, campaigns, elections, and political psychology. I am fascinated by individual's interactions with their political world and how the way we think of ourselves impacts our political behaviors.

¡Bienvenidos a mi página profesional! Soy un profesor de psicología política enfocado al estudio del comportamiento político de los Latinos en Estados Unidos. Mi meta como profesor investigador es avanzar la ciencia política, difundir nuevos hallazgos, y motivar a más alumnos a continuar sus estudios.

My book "Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican?" was awarded the  2017 Best Book in Political Behavior award by the Race and Ethnic Politics APSA organized section.  More information can be found here.  

I am interested in answering the broad question of Why people do what they do politically. In particular I seek to find answers in psychology and to apply the findings to multiple contexts. My projects involve a mix of political science, psychology, sociology, a bit of ethnic studies and a lot of methodology. 

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College where I focus on the intersection of Political Psychology, identity, and racial politics. 

I lead a graduate-style lab for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research opportunities linked to my research agenda. 

I previously taught multicultural politics, political methodology, political psychology, parties and campaigns, and American politics at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.  

Before SNC, I taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Between 2011 and 2012 I was a visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Clarkson University

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Stony Brook University in 2011. 

Research interests 

Political Behavior, Latinx Politics, Comparative Political behavior, Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Racial and Ethnic Politics. 

 Teaching interests and sample syllabi

American Politics, Latinx and Ethnic Politics, Research Methods and Statistics, Public Opinion, Comparative Political Behavior, Media and Politics