Luis Jiménez is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department. His main research interests are Latin American politics, immigration and US-Latin American Relations. He has published in PS: Political Science and Politics and in Social Science Quarterly. In addition, he has just published a book with the University Press of Florida on the impact that Latin American migrants have in their home countries. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, he demonstrated the ways that migrants are shifting political behavior and politics of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. He is currently working on a second book exploring the reasons why the United States and Latin America have followed such different development paths.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Professor Jiménez taught at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts for three years. He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2008. He is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico.