Domingo Morel, Ph.D.


I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Service at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. 

I study and teach 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 Developing Scholars: Race, Politics and the Pursuit of Higher Education (Oxford University Press, 2023) and Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018), which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award. I am also co-editor, with Marion Orr, 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 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.

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  1. I just read your article abt Houston ISD takeover. I would love to visit privately with you about a “compare/contrast” with a district at the opposite end of the spectrum from HISD. After reading your article, it raises some many questions.

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