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Matt A. Barreto

Associate Professor, Political Science


  1. Barreto, Matt and Gary Segura. 2014. Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation. Public Affairs Books. [ Preview book online ]

  2. Barreto, Matt and David Leal, editors. 2014. Race, Class, and Precinct Quality in American Cities. Springer Press.[ Preview book online ]

  3. Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto. 2013. Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press. [ Preview book online ]

  4. Barreto, Matt. 2010. Ethnic Cues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Participation. University of Michigan Press [ Preview book online ]

Journal Articles

  1. Collingwood, Loren, Matt Barreto and Sergio García-Rios. 2014. “Revisiting Latino Voting: Cross-Racial Mobilization in the 2012 Election” Political Research Quarterly. 67:4 (Sept). [ Download PDF ]

  2. Barreto, Matt and Sergio García-Rios. 2012. “El poder del voto latino en Estados Unidos en 2012” Foreign Affairs Latino América. 12:4 (Nov). [ Download PDF ]

  3. Collingwood, Loren, Matt Barreto and Todd Donovan. 2012. “Early Primaries, Viability and Changing Preferences for Presidential Candidates.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 42:1(Mar). [ Download PDF ]

  4. Barreto, Matt, Betsy Cooper, Ben Gonzalez, Chris Towler, and Christopher Parker. 2012. “The Tea Party in the Age of Obama: Mainstream Conservatism or Out-Group Anxiety?.” Political Power and Social Theory. 22:1(Jan). [ Download PDF ]

  5. Dana, Karam, Matt Barreto and Kassra Oskoii. 2011. “Mosques as American Institutions: Mosque Attendance, Religiosity and Integration into the American Political System.” Religions. 2:2 (Sept). [ Download PDF ]

  6. Barreto, Matt, Victoria DeFrancesco, and Jennifer Merolla. 2011 “Multiple Dimensions of Mobilization: The Impact of Direct Contact and Political Ads on Latino Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 10:3 [ Download PDF ]

  7. Garcia-Castañon, Marcela, Allison Rank and Matt Barreto. 2011 “Plugged in or tuned out? Youth, Race, and Internet Usage in the 2008 Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 10:1 [ Download PDF ]

  8. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood and Sylvia Manzano. 2010. "Measuring Latino Political Influence in National Elections" Political Research Quarterly. 63:4 [ Download PDF ]

  9. Barreto, Matt and Stephen Nuno. 2010. "The Effectiveness of Co-Ethnic Contact on Latino Political Recruitment." Political Research Quarterly. 63:3 [ Download PDF ]

  10. Barreto, Matt and Dino Bozonelos. 2009. "Democrat, Republican, or None of the Above? Religiosity and the Partisan Identification of Muslim Americans." Politics & Religion. 2 (August) [ Download PDF ]

  11. Barreto, Matt, and Francisco Pedraza. 2009. "The Renewal and Persistence of Group Identification in American Politics." Electoral Studies 28 (Dec) [ Download PDF ]

  12. Barreto, Matt, Sylvia Manzano, Ricardo Ramírez and Kathy Rim. 2009. “Immigrant Social Movement Participation: Understanding Involvement in the 2006 Immigration Protest Rallies.” Urban Affairs Review 44:(5) [ Download PDF ]

  13. Grofman, Bernard and Matt Barreto. 2009. “A Reply to Zax’s (2002) Critique of Grofman and Migalski (1988): Double Equation Approaches to Ecological Inferences” Sociological Methods and Research. 37 (May) [ Download PDF ]

  14. Barreto, Matt, Stephen Nuno, and Gabriel Sanchez. 2009. “The Disproportionate Impact of Voter-ID Requirements on the Electorate—New Evidence from Indiana." PS: Political Science & Politics. 42 (January) [ Download PDF ]

  15. Barreto, Matt, Luis Fraga, Sylvia Manzano, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Gary Segura. 2008. “Should they dance with the one who brung ‘em? Latinos and the 2008 Presidential election." PS: Political Science & Politics. 41 (October) [ Download PDF ]

  16. Barreto, Matt, Mara Marks, and Nathan Woods. 2008. “Are All Precincts Created Equal? The Prevalence of Low-Quality Precincts in Low-Income and Minority Communities” Political Research Quarterly. 61 (December) [ Download PDF ]

  17. Barreto, Matt 2007. “Si Se Puede! Latino Candidates and the Mobilization of Latino Voters.” American Political Science Review. 101 (August) [ Download PDF ]

  18. Barreto, Matt and David Leal. 2007. "Latinos, Military Service, and Support for Bush and Kerry in 2004.” American Politics Research. 35 (March) [ Download PDF ]

  19. Barreto, Matt, Mara Marks and Nathan Woods. 2007. "Homeownership: Southern California’s New Political Fault Line?" Urban Affairs Review. 42 (January) [ Download PDF ]

  20. Barreto, Matt, Matthew Streb, Fernando Guerra, and Mara Marks. 2006. "Do Absentee Voters Differ from Polling Place Voters? New Evidence From California." Public Opinion Quarterly. 70 (Summer). [ Download PDF ]

  21. Barreto, Matt, Fernando Guerra, Mara Marks, Stephen Nuño, and Nathan Woods. 2006. “Controversies in Exit Polling: Implementing a racially stratified homogenous precinct approach.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 39 (July). [ Download PDF ]

  22. Barreto, Matt, Ricardo Ramírez, and Nathan Woods. 2005. “Are Naturalized Voters Driving the California Latino Electorate? Measuring the Impact of IRCA Citizens on Latino Voting.” Social Science Quarterly. 86 (December). [ Download PDF ]

  23. Barreto, Matt. 2005. “Latino Immigrants at the Polls: Foreign-born Voter Turnout in the 2002 Election.” Political Research Quarterly. 58 (March). [ Download PDF ]

  24. Barreto, Matt, Mario Villarreal and Nathan Woods. 2005. “Metropolitan Latino Political Behavior: Turnout and Candidate Preference in Los Angeles.” Journal of Urban Affairs. 27(February) [ Download PDF ]

  25. Leal, David, Matt Barreto, Jongho Lee and Rodolfo de la Garza. 2005. “The Latino Vote in the 2004 Election.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 38 (January). [ Download PDF ]

  26. Marks, Mara, Matt Barreto and Nathan Woods. 2004. “Harmony and Bliss in LA? Race and Racial Attitudes a Decade After the 1992 Riots.” Urban Affairs Review. 40 (September) [ Download PDF ]

  27. Barreto, Matt, Gary Segura and Nathan Woods. 2004. “The Effects of Overlapping Majority-Minority Districts on Latino Turnout.” American Political Science Review. 98 (February): 65-75. [ Download PDF ]

  28. Barreto, Matt and Ricardo Ramírez. 2004. “Minority Participation and the California Recall: Latino, Black, and Asian Voting Trends 1990 – 2003.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 37 (January): 11-14. [ Download PDF ]

  29. Barreto, Matt and José Muñoz. 2003. “Reexamining the ‘politics of in-between’: political participation among Mexican immigrants in the United States.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 25 (November): 427-447. [ Download PDF ]

  30. Barreto, Matt. 2003. “National Origin (Mis)Identification Among Latinos in the 2000 Census: The Growth of the “Other Hispanic or Latino” Category.” Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. 15 (June): 39-63. [ Download PDF ]

    Edited Volume Book Chapters

  31. Barreto, Matt and Gabriel Sanchez. 2014. “A ‘Southern Exception’ in Black-Latino Attitudes?.” In Tony Affigne, Evelyn Hu-Dehart and Marion Orr (eds.) Latino Politics en Ciencia Política. New York: New York University Press. [ Download PDF ]

  32. Barreto, Matt, Ben Gonzalez and Gabriel Sanchez. 2014. “Rainbow Coalition in the Golden State? Exposing Myths, Uncovering New Realities in Latino Attitudes Towards Blacks.” In Josh Kun and Laura Pulido (eds.) Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. [ Download PDF ]

  33. Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, Ben Gonzalez, and Christopher Parker. 2011. “Tea Party Politics in a Blue State: Dino Rossi and the 2010 Washington Senate Election.” In William Miller and Jeremy Walling (eds.) Stuck in the Middle to Lose: Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. [ Download PDF ]

  34. Morín, Jason, Gabriel Sanchez and Matt Barreto. 2011. “Perceptions of Competition Between Latinos and Blacks: The Development of a Relative Measure of Inter-Group Competition.” In Edward Telles, Gaspar Rivera-Salgado and Mark Sawyer (eds.) Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the U.S. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. [ Download PDF ]

  35. Barreto, Matt, Ricardo Ramírez, Luis Fraga and Fernando Guerra. 2009. “Why California Matters: How California Latinos Influence the Presidential Election.” In Rodolfo de la Garza, Louis DeSipio and David Leal (eds.) The Latino Vote in the 2004 Presidential Election. South Bend, ID: University of Notre Dame Press. [ Download PDF ]

  36. Francisco Pedraza and Matt Barreto. 2008. “Exit Polls and Ethnic Diversity: How to Improve Estimates and Reduce Bias Among Minority Voters.” In Wendy Alvey and Fritz Scheuren (eds.) Elections and Exit Polling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, Inc. [ Download PDF ]

  37. Adrian Pantoja, Matt Barreto and Richard Anderson. 2008. “Politics y la Iglesia: Attitudes Toward the Role of Religion in Politics Among Latino Catholics” In Michael Genovese, Kristin Hayer and Mark J. Rozell (eds.) Catholics and Politics. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press. [ Download PDF ]

  38. Barreto, Matt. 2007. “The Role of Latino Candidates in Mobilizing Latino Voters.” In Rodolfo Espino, David Leal, Kenneth Meier (eds.) Latino Politics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. [ Download PDF ]

  39. Abosch, Yishaiya, Matt Barreto and Nathan Woods. 2007. “An Assessment of Racially Polarized Voting For and Against Latino Candidates in California.” In Ana Henderson (ed.) Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 2006. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press. [ Download PDF ]

  40. Barreto, Matt and Ricardo Ramírez. 2005. “The Race Card and California Politics: Minority Voters and Racial Cues in the 2003 Recall Election.” In Shaun Bowler and Bruce Cain (eds.) Clicker Politics: Essays on the California Recall. Englewood-Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. [ Download PDF ]

  41. Barreto, Matt and Nathan Woods. 2005. “The Anti-Latino Political Context and its Impact on GOP Detachment and Increasing Latino Voter Turnout in Los Angeles County.” In Gary Segura and Shawn Bowler (eds.) Diversity in Democracy: Minority Representation in the United States. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. [ Download PDF ]

  42. Pachon, Harry, Matt Barreto and Frances Marquez. 2004. “Latino Politics Comes of Age in the Golden State.” In Rodolfo de la Garza and Louis DeSipio (eds.) Muted Voices: Latino Politics in the 2000 Election. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. [ Download PDF ]

Related Research Reports

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2011. “A Summary of Voting Patterns in Los Angeles County.” Report Commissioned by: The California Citizens Redistricting Committee. Sacramento, CA. July 13. [ Download PDF ]

  • Barreto, Matt A., Christian Grose and Ana Henderson. 2011. "Redistricting: Coalition Districts and the Voting Rights Act." The Warrent Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley. May. [ Download PDF ]

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2010. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2010 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. December 3. [ Download PDF ]

  • Barreto, Matt A. and Loren Collingwood. 2009. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2008 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. October 31. [ Download PDF ]

  • Barreto, Matt A. 2007. “Latino Candidates and Racial Block Voting in the 2006 Primary and Judicial Elections.” Report Commissioned by: The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association. Alhambra, CA. February. [ Download PDF ]

    Contact: mbarreto(at)u.washington.edu

    Department of Political Science