I’m an assistant professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park (Dept of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education) and am also affiliate faculty in Asian American Studies. My research addresses how race, class, and religion affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students. I am passionate about helping my students understand how structural inequality influences relationships, organizations, and institutions. This blog contains random reactions to things I’m reading / ideas-in-progress; I also blog occasionally over at Huffington Post.
My book When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press) chronicles how a religious community of students was affected by Prop 209, California’s ban on affirmative action.
Julie J. Park is assistant professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses race, diversity, and equity in higher education. She is the author of When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press, 2013), an examination of how universities are affected by bans on affirmative action. Her writing has been featured in venues such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Huffington Post. She sits on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Higher Education and the Journal for College Student Development, and is also a research advisory board member for the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education.