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In identity-charged election, Hispanic and women voters to drive results

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Rachel Rhodes

Americans will vote this week in the 2018 midterm elections after a campaign season marked by a record number of women candidates, intensified attention to migration at the border and a continued emphasis on identity politics. The following experts from Cornell University are available for interviews.


Sergio Garcia-Rios

Sergio Garcia-Rios

Assistant Professor

Sergio Garcia-Rios is an assistant professor of government and expert on immigration and political participation among Hispanic immigrants. In the 2018 elections, he is monitoring close races and races where Hispanic voters may turn out significantly.

Drew Margolin

Drew Margolin

Assistant Professor

Drew Margolin is an assistant professor of communication and expert on social networks whose research focuses on how individuals use social media to communicate, including about politics.

Ileen DeVault

Ileen DeVault

Director, The Worker Institute and Professor of Labor History

Ileen DeVault is a professor of labor history and the director of the Worker Institute at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Her research focuses on how changes in political regimes have influenced labor, particularly the interaction between gender and the workplace.

Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth Sanders

Professor of Government

Elizabeth Sanders is a professor of government who studies American political development, including social movements.

Glenn Altschuler

Glenn C. Altschuler

Professor of American Studies

Glenn Altschuler is a professor of American studies whose work focuses on popular culture and how different social and economic groups position themselves to wield the most power.


Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.