Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 — The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss how the country’s changing demographics helped President Obama win the presidential election.

Stephanie Bohon is the Associate Head of the Sociology Department and Co-Director of the Center for the study of Social Justice at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. A member of the American Sociological Association’s governing council, her specialty areas include demography, immigration, Latino sociology, and urban sociology. Much of Bohon’s research focuses on Latino immigration to the United States and immigration policy. She is especially interested in Latino migrants in the south. Bohon co-authored a chapter, “The Myth of Millions: Socially Constructing ‘Illegal Immigration,’” in the 2010 book, Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South.

Clara E. Rodríguez is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University. Named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 most influential Hispanics in the nation in 2007, much of her research involves racial/ethnic classifications, the media, and Latinos. Rodríguez is the author of numerous articles and books including, Changing Race: Latinos, the Census, and the History of Ethnicity in the United States, which was published in 2000.

To request an interview, contact Daniel Fowler, ASA’s Media Relations and Public Affairs Officer, at (202) 527-7885 or [email protected].


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