Edwidge Danticat at the Cambridge Forum

I don’t know how I missed this video before today, as this was taped in November. It’s still worth a watch now:

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Edwidge Danticat interviewed by Zocalo

Also available on the Zocalo site.

Edwidge Danticat on Democracy Now

This was taped earlier this morning. Edwidge will also be on Leonard Lopate this afternoon.

Edwidge Danticat on Tavis Smiley, October 29

Edwidge Danticat will be interviewed on Tavis Smiley this Friday evening. I hope you have a chance to tune in to hear her discuss her new book Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.

Edwidge Danticat on Newshour last night

Edwidge had two sell-out events in Washington DC at Busboys & Poets and Politics & Prose. Next up, she is in Los Angeles for an event with the ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library on October 26th. See you there!

Today is the official publication day for Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat

You can listen in to her conversation with Virginia Prescott at Word of Mouth on New Hampshire Public Radio here. This was recorded earlier today.

Following PUP Authors on their Blogs – First up, Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez

Welcome to a new feature on our blog that has the catchy name, “PUP Blogging Authors”.  To learn more about an author, there is no better way than to check out their blog.  Author blogs provide upfront, personal, informative, and entertaining information about their books, their research, and their day-to-day lives.  Our “PUP Blogging Authors” feature consists of three parts: Blogger, Blogs, and Books.

Our featured bloggers are the authors of New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America.

Marisa A. Abrajano is assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Campaigning to the New American Electorate. R. Michael Alvarez is professor of political science at the California Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of Electronic Elections and Hard Choices, Easy Answers (both Princeton).

Blogs: We invite you to learn more about their book and election research on their blog, New Faces, New Voices: http://www.newfacesnewvoices.org/

You can also find more blogging from R. Michael Alvarez on the blog, Election Updates.  The blog covers new research, analysis and commentary on election reform, voting technology, and election administration.

Books:  For descriptions, sample chapters, and table of contents, visit:

New Faces, New Voices:
The Hispanic Electorate in America
By Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez

Also by R. Michael Alvarez:

Electronic Elections:
The Perils and Promises of Digital Democracy
By R. Michael Alvarez & Thad E. Hall

Hard Choices, Easy Answers:
Values, Information, and American Public Opinion
R. Michael Alvarez & John Brehm

New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America – Introduction is online to read

Making up 14.2 percent of the American population, Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the United States. Clearly, securing the Hispanic vote is more important to political parties than ever before. Yet, despite the current size of the Hispanic population, is there a clear Hispanic politics? Who are Hispanic voters? What are their political preferences and attitudes, and why? The first comprehensive study of Hispanic voters in the United States, New Faces, New Voices paints a complex portrait of this diverse and growing population.

New Faces, New Voices
The Hispanic Electorate in America
By Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez

Read the Introduction: http://bit.ly/bW2JuB