Race and Ethnicity


Updated 04/09/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Kevin R. Johnson is dean and the Mabie-Apallas professor of public interest law and Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Davis. He was appointed dean in 2008 and has been a tenured professor of law since 1992. Johnson served on the immigration policy group of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Updated 03/31/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Karthick Ramakrishnan teaches political science and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and is the founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. He is an expert on immigration policy, and his research interests include political behavior, policy process, federalism, interest groups, and Latino and Asian American politics.

A Mexican and white woman with long, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She stands with her arms crossed, wearing a long sleeve, black turtle-neck sweater with a small white brooch.
Updated 01/13/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is assistant dean for civic engagement and a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Previously, she was a senior analyst at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm. She was also a senior fellow at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.

Updated 01/08/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: ,

Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the executive director and CEO of the William Kellibrew Foundation, a community-driven advocacy organization “dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.

Added 01/21/13 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Peter Chin is the lead pastor of Rainier Avenue Church in Seattle, a multi-ethnic congregation located in one of the most diverse zip codes of the United States. Chin spearheaded a social media campaign to remove the Make Me Asian app from Google’s online marketplace, an effort featured on both NPR and CNN.

Updated 01/18/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , , ,

Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.

Updated 01/11/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , , ,

Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020. Kington’s research interests are in “socioeconomics and race and how they impact health and health care.” Kington holds a bachelor’s of science and an M.D.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: , ,

Beverly Tatum is a psychologist, a leader in higher education and an expert on the psychology of racism. Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Vincent Hutchings is a professor of political science and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior and African American politics.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist and commentator on issues of race and justice with a book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, due in 2022. She is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world.

Updated 01/14/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Julianne Malveaux is an economist, commentator, author and academic. She has appeared on a wide range of television networks such as CNN, PBS, NBC and Fox News to speak about economics and social issues. She has written several books, including Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History (2010).