Karthick Ramakrishnan

Karthick Ramakrishnan (KAR-thik rah-mah-KRISH-nahn) teaches political science and public policy at the University of California, Riverside. He is an expert on immigration policy, and his research interests include political behavior, policy process, federalism, interest groups, and Latino and Asian American politics.

Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and was a fellow at the Wilson Center in 2012. You can watch a series of Wilson Center interviews featuring him here.

He is the co-author of Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities (2001, with Janelle Wong, Taeku Lee, and Jane Junn). He was featured in a piece by NPR’s Gene Demby about immigration and visa backlogs.

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy at University of California Riverside 

Areas of Expertise: Immigration Policy; Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Civic Participation; Asian-AmericansPolitics

Location: Riverside, CA

Contact Info:

Phone: (818) 305-4865

Email: karthick@ucr.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: More Asian-Americans Seeking Higher Political Office