Political Science

Marques Zarate

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Rm 306/Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs - 111 Thayer Street
Areas of Expertise Race Ethnicity and Politics
Office Hours Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 or by appointment


Marques Zárate is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Much of his work focuses on the role of race and identity in the formation of political attitudes. His current research investigates how people evaluate politicians who use identity-based appeals. In one project, he examines how Hispanics use variation in the accent and quality of candidates’ Spanish-language appeals to judge the ability and willingness of that candidate to represent Hispanic voters. His research is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review and Political Communication. Before joining Brown, Marques received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University.