Dr. Adrian D. Pantoja is senior analyst for Latino decisions and professor of political studies and Chicano studies at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges. He received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco and Ph.D. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University. Pantoja is a leading expert in Latino public opinion and voting patterns and his academic research is published in over three dozen journals and edited volumes. He has delivered nearly 100 presentations at public forums.
Recently, Pantoja has been invited to present at the Netroots Nation Conference, the Civil Justice of California Association meeting, the State of Arizona’s Latino Vote Symposium, and the Center for American Progress. As a consultant, he has carried out research for organizations such as the Center for American Progress, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Presente.org, and many others. He has authored numerous political blogs related to Latino voting patterns and co-authored the following policy reports: “Building an All-In Nation: A View from the American Public,” “Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California,” and “A Closer Look at Legal Permanent Residents’ (LPRs): Motivations and Barriers to Naturalization.”
Pantoja has also worked as a research analyst for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and as a consultant to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the California League of Conservation Voters, the legal firm Garcia, Calderon, Ruiz, and the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. He has offered expert commentary on Latino politics to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio, La Opinion, and many other news outlets.