Kennia L. Coronado

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: American Politics | Comparative Politics



Research Interests:

American politics, REP, political behavior and representation, political communication, gender politics, and Latina/o/x politics


Kennia L. Coronado is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests lie broadly at the intersections of political behavior, identity politics, and political communication. In her dissertation, she investigates the processes and mechanisms under which Latinos are mobilized to participate in U.S. elections—even when many are ineligible to vote. Her research has been supported by the Elections Research Center and Chican@ Latin@ Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Coronado was inducted into the Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April, and in 2021, she received a campuswide early excellence in teaching award. She is an ICER Fellow, a FLAS Fellow (Brazilian Portuguese), an APSA MFP Fellow, an RBSI Scholar, and a McNair Scholar. Coronado received her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017.