Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate (1996) and the coauthor of Making Americans/Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy (1998). He is also the author and editor of a seven-volume series on Latino political values, attitudes, and behaviors. He served as interim director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Latina/Latino Studies Program from 1999 to 2002 and the acting director of the UCI Chicano/Latino Studies Program in 2004. He serves as graduate director in the UCI Department of Political Science and undergraduate advisor in the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.
JORGE DURAND is professor of anthropology at the University of Guadalajara, México, and codirector of the Mexican Migration Project and the Latin American Migration Project sponsored by Princeton University and the University of Guadalajara. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He has studied and written about Mexican migration to the United States for the past 20 years. His publications in this field include Return to Aztlán (1987), Más allá de la línea (1984), Miracles on the Border (1995), Migrations Mexicaines aux Etats-Unis (1995), La experiencia migrante (2000), Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (2002), and Clandestinos: Migración mexicana en los albores del siglo XXI (2003).
JOSÉ J. ESCARCE is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, immigrant health, provider and patient behavior under economic incentives, technological change in medicine, and the impact of health care market structure on costs and quality. He has served on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care; and is senior associate editor of the journal Health Services Research. He serves on the board of education of the public school district in Santa Monica, California, a small urban district where one-third of the students are Hispanic. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has an M.S. in physics from Harvard University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the latter in health economics, from the University of Pennsylvania.