Jeronimo Cortina


Assistant Professor
PGH 447


Research Interests

American and Latino politics
Comparative politics
Quantitative research methods 


Biographical Summary

Jeronimo Cortina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Mexican American Studies and a Research Associate at the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston.  He earned a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University where he previously earned a Master's degree in public Administration and Public Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Cortina specializes on survey research, immigration, development and quantitative methods. His work has been published in scholarly and policy journals such as Policy Studies Journal, American Politics Research, Foreign Affairs in Spanish, and the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. His latest books include (with Andrew Gelman, David Park, Boris Shor)“Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do” published by Princeton University Press, “A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences” published by Cambridge University Press (with Andrew Gelman) and  “New Perspectives on International Migration and Development” (with Enrique Ochoa-Reza) published by Columbia University Press.


Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University
M.Phil., Political Science, Columbia University 
M.A., Public Administration, Columbia University
B.A., Business Administration, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City

Selected Publications

"New Perspectives on International Migration and Development" (edited by Jeronimo Cortina and Enrique Ochoa-Reza). 2013. Columbia University Press

"A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences" (edited by Andrew Gelman and Jeronimo Cortina). 2009 Cambridge University Press.

"Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do" (Andrew Gelman David Park, Boris Shor, Joseph Bafumi, Jeronimo Cortina). 2008 Princeton University Press.