This event will allow attendees to engage in cutting edge research on important issues related to race, ethnicity, and economic inequality in higher education. The panel will include research on the college admissions process, affirmative action policies, and college persistence.
Zachary Bleemer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley, Research Associate at the UC Berkeley Center of Studies of Higher Education, where he directs the UC ClioMetric History Project and a National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellow at UC Berkeley.
Edelina M. Burciaga, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and a faculty affiliate in the Immigration and Citizenship Law Program at CU-Boulder Law and the CU Population Center
Kurlaender is a Professor of Education at the UC Davis School
of Education. Professor Kurlaender is a faculty co-director of
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), the California
Education Lab, and lead researcher of Wheelhouse: The Center for
Community College Leadership and Research.
Iwunze Ugo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at UC Davis and a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California.
Stevens is a Professor at the Graduate School of Education at
Stanford University and a Professor by Courtesy in the Department
of Sociology at Stanford University. Professor Stevens is also
the Director of the Center for Advanced Research through Online
Learning. Application Essays and
the Performance of Merit in US Selective Admissions
Benjamin Gebre-Medhin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mount Holyoke. Prior to completing a postdoc at Stanford University, his work was supported by the U.S. Department of Education (Javits Fellowship) and the National Academy of Education (NAEd/Spencer Foundation).