Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of AAPIdata.com, which seeks to make policy-relevant data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders more accessible to a variety of audiences. He is currently writing two books on immigration policy, and is founding editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP), an official section journal of the American Political Science Association. For more information on his projects and publications, visit www.karthick.com.
Mindy Marks is associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. She conducts research in applied microeconomics with an emphasis on labor, health, and education topics. Her projects to date involve large-scale empirical evaluations that use careful statistical analysis to determine underlying causal relationships. Her work has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Law and Economics, and other outlets. She a founding co-editor of Policy Matters, a quarterly series of reports that provide timely research and guidance on issues that are of concern to policymakers at the local, state, and national levels.