I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brown University. Much of my work focuses on the role of race and identity in the formation of political attitudes. In one line of research, I investigate how people evaluate politicians who use identity-based appeals. For example, in one project I examine how Latines use variation in the accent and quality of candidates’ Spanish-language appeals to judge the ability and willingness of that candidate to represent Latine voters. My other research looks at the ways that people use their identity to form political opinions and make sense of politics. My research is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review and Political Communication. Before joining Brown, Marques received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University.