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Karina Moreno Saldivar

Karina Moreno Saldivar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences



Karina Moreno Saldivar is an assistant professor in LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences.  Dr. Saldivar completed her BA and MPA at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.  Dr. Saldivar gained practitioner experience serving underrepresented migrant students in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.  Following this experience, she pursued her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Rutgers University, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) in Newark, New Jersey; she completed this endeavor in 2012 with a dissertation titled, “The Impact of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 on Latino Political Attitudes and Participation.” 

Dr. Saldivar has taught courses at various institutions within the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, including Kean University, Metropolitan College of New York, Marist College, and Rutgers University-Newark.

Her research interests include the politicization of immigrants in the U.S., Latino patterns of political participatio., policy analyses of immigration and/or security policies disproportionately allocated on Latinos and the subsequent impact (if any) on Latino mobilization in the U.S., Latinos’ perceptions of discrimination within the context of immigration, and research methodology in the social sciences.


Latino political mobilization; Latino political participation; securitization in the U.S.; immigration policy post 9/11; privatization of immigrant detainment centers in the U.S.


Recent academic publications are featured in the journals, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, and Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication:

Riccucci, Norma and Karina Moreno Saldivar. “The Status of Employment Discrimination Suits in Police and Fire Departments Across the U.S.” Forthcoming at Review of Public Personnel Administration.

Karina Moreno Saldivar. “Red Tape and Latino Political Participation: A Muted Voice?” Forthcoming at Public Administration Quarterly.

Saldivar, Karina. “Team-based learning: A model for culturally competent public administration in the 21st century.” Forthcoming at Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Bromberg, Dan, Saldivar, Karina and Marc Fudge. “E-Procurement: Understanding Implementation.” in E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy. 2012. Ed: Aroon Manoharan and Marc Holzer. Information Science Reference (IGI Global). p. 72-92.