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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Talk today with Karthick Ramakrishnan- 3/1/2012, Rm. C201

A friendly reminder to please join us for a talk with Karthick Ramakrishnan today, Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4pm in Room C201. 

Title: "Polarized Change: The Politicization of U.S. Immigration at the State and Local Level"

Karthick Ramakrishnan is 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. He is one of the principal investigators of the 2008 National Asian American Survey, the first of its kind conducted at the national level.

Ramakrishnan's books include Democracy in Immigrant America (2005), Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities (2011), and two edited volumes on immigrant politics and civic engagement: Transforming Politics, Transforming America (2006) and Civic Roots and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement (2008).  His articles have appeared in International Migration Review, Urban Affairs Review, Social Science Quarterly, and The DuBois Review.

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

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