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Karthick Ramakrishnan

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Political participation

Karthick Ramakrishnan is an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside, and founding director of the Center for Social Innovation. His research addresses civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race and ethnicity. He has published numerous articles, reports, and books, including Framing Immigrants and The New Immigration Federalism. He directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He is a board member of the California Endowment and chair of the California Commission on APIA Affairs. He was recently named to the Frederick Douglass 200 and is currently writing a book on state citizenship in the United States. He holds a PhD in politics from Princeton University.