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Short bio: 

Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and is executive director of California 100, a transformative statewide initiative focused on building a shared vision and strategy for California’s next century that is innovative, sustainable, and equitable.

Ramakrishnan also founded the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, and AAPI Data, a national publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). He has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016), and has written dozens of opeds and has appeared in nearly 3,000 news stories. Ramakrishnan was  named to the Frederick Douglass 200 and is currently working on projects related to racial equity in philanthropy and regional development. He holds a BA in international relations from Brown University and a PhD in politics from Princeton.

Ramakrishnan is president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, chairs the California Commission on APIA Affairs, and serves on the Board of The California Endowment and the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC). Ramakrishnan also founded Census Legacies, which builds on the foundation of census outreach coalitions to build more inclusive and equitable communities, and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, an official section journal of the American Political Science Association.

More information at https://karthick.com.

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Long bio: Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and serves as the executive director of California 100, a transformative statewide initiative that involves research, policy innovation, advanced technology, and multiple types of engagement—all aiming towards building a shared vision and strategy for California’s next century that is innovative, sustainable, and equitable.

Ramakrishnan is president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, chairs the California Commission on APIA Affairs, and serves on the Board of The California Endowment and the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC), and is an 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 AAPIData.com, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He also founded Census Legacies, which builds on the foundation of census outreach coalitions to build more inclusive and equitable communities, and the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, which integrates researchers, community organizations, and civic stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships that strengthen shared values of resilience, inclusion, sustainability, and equity (RISE).

He has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016).

Ramakrishnan has received many grants from varied sources such as National Science Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, and Weingart Foundation, and has provided consultation to philanthropic leaders and public officials at the federal, state, 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, 2018-present). He has written dozens of opeds and has appeared in over 3,000 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.

He was named to the Frederick Douglass 200 and is currently working on projects related to racial equity in philanthropy and regional development. More information at https://karthick.com.