Ernesto Sagás, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
E-mail: Ernesto.Sagas@colostate.edu
362 Aylesworth Hall SE
Office: 970-491-2571

B.A. - University of Puerto Rico
M.A. - University of Florida
Ph.D. - University of Florida

RESEARCH: Race and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean, transnational politics, Latina/o politics, environmental justice movements.

TEACHING: ETST 531 Latino/a Politics in US, ETST 503 Contemporary Issues, ETST 495 Independent Study, ETST 493 Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing, ETST 371 The U.S. and the Caribbean, ETST 370 Caribbean Identities, Latina/o Populations in the U.S., ETST 261 Latina/o Populatins in the U.S., ETST 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Dr. Ernesto Sagás is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University. He has a Ph.D. in political science from University of Florida with a concentration in Latin American studies. Dr. Sagás is the author of Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic, and co-editor of The Dominican People: A Documentary History, and Dominican Migration: Transnational Perspectives. Currently, he is completing a book on political transnationalism and overseas voting among Latin American immigrants in the United States. Dr. Sagás has led alternative spring break student trips to Ecuador to examine issues of social and environmental justice in the Andes and the Amazon, and to Tucson to look at immigration and border issues. He has also been a political analyst for CNN en Español since 2004, commenting on issues ranging from U.S. domestic politics and elections, to foreign affairs, and he has been interviewed by local, national, and international media outlets in both English and Spanish.

Selected Publications:


Sagás, E., & Molina, S.E. (2004). Dominican Migration: Transnational Perspectives. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 284.

Sagás, E., & Inoa, O. (2003). The Dominican People: A Documentary History. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener Publishers, 278.

Sagás, E. (2000) Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 160.

Refereed Journal Articles

Sagás, E. (2012a). Environmental justice in Chile: the price of success. Latin American Essays, 25, 5-19.

Sagás, E. (2012b). Race-ing Arizona: Latino immigration, SB 1070, and the new American Nativism. Border-Lines, 6, 92-111.

Sagás, E. (2006). Las elecciones legislativas y municipales de 2006 en la República Dominicana. Revista de Ciencia Política, (Chile) 26(1), 152-157.

Sagás, E. (2005). The 2004 Presidential Election in the Dominican Republic. Electoral Studies, 24(1), 153-157.