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Jeronimo Cortina


Associate Professor
PGH 447C


Research Interests

American and Latino politics
Comparative politics
Quantitative research methods 

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Biographical Summary

Jeronimo Cortina is an award-winning Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of Faculty Research Initiatives at Population Health at the University of Houston.  He earned a Ph.D. 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 in survey research, immigration, development, and quantitative methods. His work has been published in scholarly and policy journals such as Political Research QuarterlyPolicy Studies Journal, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Research, Foreign Affairs in Spanish, and the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. His latest books include (with Andrew Gelman, David Park, and 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

Cortina, Jeronimo & Brandon Rottinghaus. 2019. "Vote Centers and Turnout by Election Type in
Texas." Research & Politics

Cortina, Jeronimo. 2019. "From a Distance: Geographic Proximity, Partisanship, and Public Attitudes toward the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall." Political Research Quarterly