Linda Chavez is director of the Becoming American Initiative and a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center. She has served in several positions in government and non-governmental organizations: Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights(1983-85), White House Director of Public Liaison (1985-1986), and U.S. Expert at United Nations Sub-commission on Human Rights. She is the author of several books, including: Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation (1991) and An Unlikely Conservative (2004); she was a syndicated columnist (1987-2019) and is a television commentator. Her fiction has appeared in Commentary, Red Rock Review, and Persimmon Tree.
B.A. University of Colorado, English Literature 1970
MFA George Mason University, Creative Writing 2012