CV as of March 2018.

Long bio: Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and founding director of the Center for Social InnovationHe is also a Board Member of The California Endowment, Chair of the California Commission on APIA Affairs, and adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).  He received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

Ramakrishnan’s research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. He directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of, which features demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has published many articles and 6 books, including most recently, Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016) and The New Immigration Federalism (Cambridge, 2015).

Ramakrishnan has received many grants from sources such as National Science Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation, and has provided consultation to public officials at the federal and local levels. 

In addition, Ramakrishnan was founding editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP), an official section journal of the American Political Science Association, director of the UC-wide program on AAPI Policy, and an Assembly appointee to the California Commission on APIA Affairs (2014-2017). He has written dozens of opeds and appeared in over 1,000 news stories, many in major news outlets such as the New York Times, Economist, Los Angeles Times, National Public RadioPBS Newshour, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, and CNN.

More information on his projects and academic writings can be found at