Jillian Anne Medeiros successfully defended her dissertation in June 2009. Her dissertation, Health Care for all? Anti-Latino and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes, Health Care Policy, and the Latino Community, gained national attention and recognition, earning her a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Post-Doc Fellowship (2009-2010) and an Assistant Professor tenure-track placement (beginning in 2010) in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. During her tenure as a Ph.D. student and candidate in USC College's Program in Politics and International Relations, Jillian earned various accolades, including: the Department of Political Science's 2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching; the USC Provost's Final Year Fellowship; a Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and Provost Research Fellowship; and an Irvine Foundation Fellowship. Under the guidance of her dissertation committee chair, Professor Janelle Wong, and others, Jillian was able to present her research at the most important conferences in the field --the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, and the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association -- as well as thematically relevant conferences in Washington, DC, San Diego, New Orleans, and Spain. Together with other pioneering colleagues from throughout USC, Jillian helped launch and organize the first-ever USC Latina/o Studies Symposium in 2005. Her most recent article, "The Complexity of Latino Republican Party Identification: State Variation and Internal Group Diversity," is under review by Social Science Quarterly.
Jillian is a native of Northern California and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.