Political Science Professor, Author to Discuss Immigration at Ohio Wesleyan

Valerie Martinez-Ebers to Present Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs on April 16
Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of the University of North Texas)

Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of the University of North Texas)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of North Texas, will discuss “Who Are These Immigrants? What Do We Do About Them?” at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Martinez-Ebers will speak in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The event is free and open to the public.

She is one of the principal investigators for the Latino National Survey – the largest and most comprehensive national survey of Latinos to date. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation and others such as the Ford, Carnegie, Hewlett, Joyce, Russell Sage, and Anne E. Casey Foundations. At Ohio Wesleyan, she will discuss the dynamics of minority groups in the United States and the current immigration debate, which is heating up again in Congress.

Martinez-Ebers has published widely on educational policy, Latino/a politics, women in politics, and methods of survey research. She has written or co-written several books including “Latino Lives in America: Making it Home” and “Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Religion: Identity Politics in America.”

She is a former vice president of the American Political Science Association and former president of the Western Political Science Association. She co-edited the “American Political Science Review,” the flagship journal in political science.

Sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Politics and Government, her presentation is part of the Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs, which is endowed by Marsh, a 1950 OWU graduate.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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