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RIA # 181: Dr. Julie Park on Researching Race, Diversity, and Equity in Higher Education

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Julie J. Park, an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses how race, religion, and social class affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students. Her new book Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data (Harvard Education Press) uses social science data to challenge misconceptions surrounding race in college admissions and campus climate. She is also the author of When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press), an examination of how bans on affirmative action affect everyday student life. Currently an associate editor for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, her work has appeared in venues such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She recently served as a consulting expert on the side of Harvard in the case Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Race on Campus [00:00-12:42]

In this first segment, Julie discusses her book Race on Campus.

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Segment 2: Myths in Race on Campus [12:43-23:50]

In segment two, Julie shares about some of the myths she discusses in her book.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Writing Op-Eds [23:51-36:11]

In segment three, Julie shares about her experiences writing op-ed pieces.

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