Colorado - The Purple State
American politics, public policy administration, state and local politics, racial and ethnic politics, research methodology
Title: Assistant professor
Department: Political Science
Office Phone: 303-556-4523
Alternate Phone: 303-882-7377
Interviewed by: PBS, Colorado Public Radio, La Opinion
Preuhs teaches Conducting Political Analysis, American National Government and American State & Local Government, and serves as the adviser for the Public Administration minor.
He has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2007.
Preuhs has published many academic papers, including “Descriptive Representation as a Mechanism to Mitigate Policy Backlash: Latino Incorporation and Welfare Policy in the American States” in Political Research Quarterly; “The Conditional Effects of Minority Descriptive Representation: Black Legislators and Policy Influence in the American States” in The Journal of Politics; “Descriptive Representation, Legislative Leadership, and Direct Democracy: Latino Influence on English Only Laws in the States, 1984-2002” in State Politics and Policy Quarterly.
His current research focuses on three related topics: the effects of descriptive representation on political decisions; the role of elite pressure groups in national politics; and the non-recursive relationship between immigration and state policy.