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Developing Scholars: Race, Politics, and the Pursuit of Higher Education

When: Friday, April 21, 2023
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, Ripton 201, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Ariel Sowers   (847) 491-7454

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Please join the Racial, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop as they host Dr. Domingo Morel, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Newark.

Abstract: In Developing Scholars, Domingo Morel explores the history and political factors that led to the creation of college access programs for students of color in the 1960s. The book provides novel insights on affirmative action policy and the role of protest, including violent protest, in the policy process. The book also shows that in response to the successful college expansion efforts of the 1960s, new and hidden forms of restricting college access for students of color have emerged, which prevent higher education from meeting its promise of addressing inequality.

Dr. Domingo Morel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Newark. Morel's research program and teaching portfolio focus on racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, education politics and public policy. Specifically, Morel's research explores the ways state policies help expand or diminish political inequality among historically marginalized populations. Morel is the author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018), which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award. He is also co-editor, with Marion Orr, of Latino Mayors: Power and Political Change in the Postindustrial City (Temple University Press, 2018).

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