Gary M. Segura is a member of the US Studies Centre's International Academic Advisory Committee.
Segura is Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA and co-founder and Senior Partner of the polling and research firm Latino Decisions. His work focuses on issues of political representation and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority. Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics (Congressional Quarterly, 2011), and Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and the Annual Review of Political Science, among many others.
Segura was one of three Principal Investigators of the 2012 American National Election Studies and one of the Principal Investigators of the Latino National Survey in 2006. He is a past President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Western Political Science Association. He is also a past President of El Sector Latino de la Ciencia Política (Latino Caucus in Political Science). In 2015, Segura was hired by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign to run polling and focus groups on Latino voters.
Prior to joining UCLA in 2017, Segura was the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy and former Chair of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University. In 2010, Segura was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.