My research advances our understanding of bureaucrats as not only policy implementors but also as policy makers, immigration policy as both domestic and foreign policy, and migration control as a site of both interstate conflict and cooperation. More broadly, my research advances the study of the American bureaucracy and bureaucratic harms, inequality and public policy, the intersection of Latinx politics and U.S. political institutions, and the strategic behavior of political organizations.

Organizational Political Behavior

Bautista-Chavez, Angie M. and Sarah James. 2019. “Beyond Likely Voters: An Event Analysis of Conservative Political Outreach.” Political Science Quarterly 134(3): 407-443.

“An Empirical Examination of Latinx Organizations.” (Working Paper)

Borders, Mobility, and Bureaucracy

“The Bureaucratic Politics of U.S. International Migration Control.” (Working Paper)

Review of Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border by Kristen Hill Maher and David Carruthers. Perspectives on Politics. June 2022.

Immigration Policy

Gonzales, Roberto G. and Angie M. Bautista-Chavez. 2014. “Two Years and Counting: Assessing the Growing Power of DACA.” American Immigration Council.

Prchal Svajlenka, Nicole, Tom Jawetz, and Angie Bautista-Chavez. 2017. “A New Threat to DACA Could Cost States Billions of Dollars.” Center for American Progress.

Prchal Svajlenka, Nicole, Angie Bautista-Chavez, and Laura Muñoz Lopez. 2017. “TPS Holders Are Integral Members of the U.S. Economy and Society.” Center for American Progress.