Political Science ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 7-12-2019


This dissertation explores the political behavior of Latino millennials when compared to non-Latino millennials and Latino non-millennials. While most studies paint millennials as a monolithic generational cohort, this dissertation asks the following questions: Are Latino millennials distinct in their political behavior from millennials of other racial and ethnic groups? Do Latino millennials vary in their group identity from older Latinos, if yes does this create different patterns in their political participation when compared to other racial and ethnic millennials? The results show that linked fate varies among millennials and that Latino millennials identities are distinct from non-Latino millennials. Additionally, linked fate also varies across generations of Latinos. Due to their distinct identities, Latino millennials are impacted to participate in politics by their unique identities when compared to non-Latino millennials and Latin non-millennials. Overall, millennials vary due to their racial and ethnic identities and participate in politics differently as a result.

Degree Name

Political Science

Level of Degree


Department Name

Political Science

First Committee Member (Chair)

Gabriel R. Sanchez

Second Committee Member

Phillip Gonzales

Third Committee Member

Jessica Feezell

Fourth Committee Member

Matthew Barreto




Latino politics, Millennials, political behavior

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