Natasha   Altema McNeely

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABN 215
Phone: (956) 665-5045
Email: natasha.altema@utrgv.edu

Dr. Natasha Altema McNeely

  • Areas of Expertise

    • American Politics: race and ethnicity politics, state and local politics, urban politics, political institutions, public opinion, gender and politics and political behavior.
  • Education

    • PhD, Political Science, The University of Iowa, 2013
    • MA, Political Science, The University of Iowa, 2010
    • BA, Berry College, 2007
  • Currently Teaching

    POLS 6310 01 - U.S. Race and Ethnic Politics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    POLS 4313 01 - U.S. Legislative Process:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • David Redlawsk, Natasha Altema McNeely, and Caroline Tolbert. "Racial Attitudes and Emotional Responses to Candidates in New Jersey," Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections . University of Akron Press, September 2017.

  • Rene Rocha, Natasha Altema McNeely, and Carlos Cuellar. "How support for Latino candidates encourages municipal reforms: evidence from the Local Elections in America Project," Politics, Groups, and Identities 3, no. 2 (September 2015): 335-349.

  • David Redlawsk, Caroline Tolbert, and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Symbolic Racism and Emotional Responses to the 2012 Presidential Candidates," Political Research Quarterly 67, no. 3 (September 2014).

  • David Redlawsk, Caroline Tolbert, and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Emotions and Race in the 2012 American Presidential Election," Presidential Election: Forecasts, Outcomes and Consequences. New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2013.

  • Natasha Altema McNeely. "The Impact of African American Group Size upon Institutional Structure Reform ," National Political Science Review .

  • Natasha Altema McNeely, Rene Rocha, and Elizabeth Maltby. "How the Link between Social Capital and Migratory Duration Helps Us Understand Immigrant-Native Inequality," Social Science Quarterly .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Laryssa Mykyta. The RGV Our Voice/Nuestra Voz Survey, The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Faculty Affairs, $10,170.00 (November 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018)



Selected Presentations


  • Angel Saavedra, Natasha Altema McNeely, and James Wenzel. "“Multiple, Embedded and Superordinate Identities and Their Role in Immigrant Integration”," Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, International Society of Political Psychology, San Antonio, TX (July 2018)

  • Angel Saavedra, Natasha Altema McNeely, and James Wenzel. "“Testing Alternative Theories of Political Incorporation: Acculturation and Multiple Identities as Predictors of Political Trust and Efficacy Among Latin@s”," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA (August 2017)

  • Angel Cisneros, Natasha Altema McNeely, and James Wenzel. "Multiple Identities and Political Efficacy among U.S. Latinos," Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, WPSA, Vancouver, BC (April 2017)

  • Ivy Cargile and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Partnering Up? Coalitions Among African American Female and Latina State Legislators," Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, WPSA, Vancouver, BC (April 2017)

  • d R, Natasha Altema McNeely, and Caroline Tolbert. "How Emotions about Candidates Condition the Influence of Racial Resentment on Policy Posi-tions," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, APSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 2016)

  • Ivy Cargile and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Partnering Up? Coalitions Among African American Female and Latina State Legislators," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, APSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 2016)

  • Angel Cisneros, Natasha Altema McNeely, and James Wenzel. "Multiple Identities and Political Efficacy among U.S. Latinos," Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, MPSA, Chicago, Illinois (April 2016)

  • Natasha Altema McNeely, David Redlawsk, and Caroline Tolbert. "How Emotions about Candidates Condition the Influence of Racial Resentment on Policy Posi-tions," Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, SPSA, San Juan, Puerto Rico (January 2016)

  • Angel Saavedra Cisneros and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Multiple Identities and Political Efficacy among U.S. Latinos," International Research Conference (National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies), National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas, USA (October 2015)

  • David Redlawsk, Caroline Tolbert, and Natasha Altema McNeely. "Racial Attitudes and Emotional Responses in Congressional Elections," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, APSA, San Francisco, CA (September 2015)

Current Courses

POLS 6310 01 - U.S. Race and Ethnic Politics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
POLS 4313 01 - U.S. Legislative Process:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses