About

Domingo Morel, Ph.D.

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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University – Newark.

In 2018-2019, I will be a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and an affiliate with the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University. 

My research program and teaching portfolio focus on racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, education politics and public policy. Specifically, my research explores the ways state policies help expand or diminish political inequality among historically marginalized populations.

I am the author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018) and co-editor of Latino Mayors: Power and Political Change in the Postindustrial City (Temple University Press, 2018).

In addition to my scholarship, I have years of applied experience in political affairs and public policy. I am co-founder and co-chair of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University and past president of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from Brown University in 2014.