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  • Citizenship and the census: What happens now?

    Latina/Latino studies professor Julie Dowling co-chairs a national advisory committee for the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Latina/Latino studies professor Julie Dowling co-chairs a national advisory committee for the U.S. Census Bureau and wrote a book about how Mexican Americans identify themselves according to race and ethnicity.

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    To reach Julie Dowling, call 217-265-5502; email dowlingj@illinois.edu.

    Dowling’s research has focused on the U.S. census and how definitions of race and ethnicity are understood by Latinos. She raised these and other concerns about the census in a Q&A last year following news about the Trump administration’s intention to add a citizenship question. Dowling also is the author of a 2014 book “Mexican Americans and the Question of Race.”