Jaime Dominguez

Jaime Dominguez  (immigration, Chicago case study)
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University
Website: http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/people/dominguez.html

Jaime Dominguez focuses on race and ethnicity, coalition politics, urban and minority politics. He is one of the principal architect’s of the Chicago Democracy Project (CDP), a 30-year (1975-2005) online political database that provides citizens, community groups, and religious organizations with information on campaign finance, electoral outcomes, government contracts, minority appointments and levels of public employment for the City of Chicago.

Dominguez is currently at work to expand the CDP to other cities as a way to expand political incorporation comparative frameworks. Of particular interest is how Latino heterogeneity and population growth is redefining traditional political and race relations between blacks, whites and Asians.

He is author of “Illinois Latinos and the 2004 Elections: The Waiting Game Continues,” in Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections, edited by de la Garza, Leal and DeSipio’s (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). He received his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007.