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Lina Newton

Associate Professor

Office: 1726 HW
Phone: 212-772-4785

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Minority Politics
  • Immigration Policy


  • PolSc 110: American Government: A Historical Introduction
  • PolSc 221: US Immigration Policy
  • PolSc 317.13: Public Policy Analysis
  • PolSc 317.68: Latino Politics
  • PolSc 320: Ethnic Politics

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine (2002).


  • “Congress and Immigration Reform: Is Now the Time? Extensions: Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. University of Oklahoma. (2013)
  • Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant:  The Politics of Immigration Reform (New York:  New York University Press, 2008).
  • "'It is Not a Question of Being Anti-immigration': Categories of Deservedness in Immigration Policymaking," in A.Schneider and H. Ingram eds. Deserving and Entitled: Social Constructions and Public Policy (SUNY Press 2005).
  • "Why Some Latinos Supported Proposition 187: Testing the Economic Threat and Cultural Identity Hypotheses," Social Science Quarterly 81(1) (2000): 180-193.