Professor Dominguez received his BA from the University of California at San Diego and his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, urban and minority politics. He is one of the principal architect's of the Chicago Democracy Project (CDP), a thirty-year (1975-2005) online political database that provides citizens, community groups, and religious organizations with information on campaign finance, electoral outcomes, government contracts, minority appointments and levels of public employment for the City of Chicago. As an affiliate of the UC Berkeley Building Resilient Regions Immigration Consortium, he is examining contemporary immigrant integration initiatives from comparative frameworks. He is author of "Illinois Latinos and the 2004 Elections: The Waiting Game Continues," in de la Garza, Leal and DeSipio's Beyond the Barrio: Latinos and the 2004 Elections (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). Other forthcoming works include “Divergent Strategies: Immigrant Politics in the Chicago Metro Area” in Mollenkopf and Pastor’s Struggling Over Strangers or Receiving Them Resiliently? The Metropolitics of Immigrant Incorporation (Cornell University Press, 2013) and “The Illinois 2008 Presidential Primary: Unscrambling the Latino Vote in Leal and DeSipio’s Latinos and Presidential Politics in 2008 (University of California Press 2013).