Faculty Bulletin Board

Luskin dean appointed vice president of political science association

Gary Segura

Gary Segura, dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been named vice president of the American Political Science Association, the leading professional organization for the study of political science.

Segura, who assumed the one-year leadership post at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, is also a professor of public policy and Chicana and Chicano studies. His research focuses on issues of political representation, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority. He has briefed members of Congress and senior administration officials on issues related to Latinos, served as an expert witness in three marriage equality cases heard by the Supreme Court, and has filed amicus curiae briefs on subjects as diverse as voting rights, marriage equality and affirmative action.

The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, has more than 12,000 members representing more than 80 countries and promotes scholarly research and teaching in politics and government.

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