Ernesto Sagás

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-2571


Office: 218 Willard O. Eddy Hall

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00AM

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Ethnic Studies


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

TEACHING: ETST 540 Race in Latin America, ETST 531 Latino/a Politics in US, ETST 503 Contemporary Issues, ETST 371 The Modern Caribbean, ETST 370 Caribbean Identities, ETST 261 Latina/o Populations 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, to Tucson to look at immigration and border issues, and to Cuba to examine human and environmental sustainability in the island. 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.


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


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. (2014). Defending Pachamama: the rights of nature in Ecuador. Border-Lines, 8, 143-161.

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.