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Eric Gonzalez Juenke

Eric Gonzalez Juenke

Associate Professor of Political Science

Expert in American politics.

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Area of Expertise

Voting Behavior Latino Politics and Representation American Politics U.S Elections Minority Politics


Eric Juenke comes to MSU from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his Ph.D from Texas A&M University in 2005. He specializes in minority politics, U.S. electoral institutions, state and local elections, legislative and bureaucratic minority representation, Latino politics, black politics, and democratic theory. Eric serves in a joint appointment between the Department of Political Science and the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies.

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Texas A&M University, 2005: Ph.D., Political Science. | 2005

University of North Texas: M.A., Political Science | 2002

Selected Press

Juenke named director of MSU's Chicano/Latino Studies Program

MSU Today | 2016-09-07

Eric Gonzalez Juenke has been named director of the Michigan State University Chicano/Latino Studies Program, in the College of Social Science.

Juenke is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, he worked at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University...

Too few minority politicians? You can't win if you don't run

The Conversation (US) | 2014-10-31

A number of recent articles on candidate supply suggest the latter is true. For example, Eric Gonzalez Juenke of Michigan State University analyzednearly 10,000 statehouse elections in 2000 and 2010 and found Latino candidates were on the ballot just 5% of the time...

Minority political candidates just need a chance

MSU Today | 2014-02-12

Eric Gonzalez Juenke analyzed nearly 10,000 statehouse elections in 2000 and 2010 and found Latino candidates were on the ballot just 5 percent of the time. But when Latinos did run for office, they won just as often as their white counterparts – even in districts where most voters were white.

Juenke’s other research suggests the same holds true for black and other ethnic minority candidates...