Luis Ricardo Fraga’s primary research interests are the politics of race and ethnicity, urban politics and policy, and educational politics and policy.
At the Radcliffe Institute, Fraga will complete a book manuscript: the first national study of all Latina and Latino state legislators in the United States. He will examine similarities and differences in career paths, representational styles, policy agendas, and policy successes.
Fraga earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University. From 1989 to 1990, he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. He has received twelve advising and teaching awards, including the Associated Students of Stanford University Teaching Award in 2002, Undergraduate Advisor of the Year in 2001, the Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research in 1997, and the Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 1995.