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Karthick Ramakrishnan,University of California, Riverside

Karthick Ramakrishnanis associate professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. Ramakrishnan directs theNational Asian American Surveyand is writing a book on the rise of state and local legislation on immigration over the past decade.

Ramakrishnan received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and has held fellowships at theRussell Sage Foundation, theWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and thePublic Policy Institute of California. He has received several grants from sources such as the James Irvine Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation, and has provided consultation to public officials at the federal and local levels.

Ramakrishnan’s articles have appeared inInternational Migration Review, Perspectives on Politics, Urban Affairs Review, Social Science Quarterly,Journal of Social Inquiry, Arizona State Law Journal,andThe DuBois Review. His books includeDemocracy in Immigrant America(2005),Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities(2011, with Janelle Wong, Taeku Lee, and Jane Junn), and two edited volumes on immigrant politics and civic engagement:Transforming Politics, Transforming America(2006, with Taeku Lee and Ricardo Ramirez) andCivic Roots and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement(2008, with Irene Bloemraad).


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