The ARPC Staff

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and School of International Service at American University. AU is committed to equity and equal access and social justice. It is led by administrators and staff who value high-impact public scholarship. AU features one of the most politically active student bodies in the nation. It is undergoing an ambitious period of transition under new visionary leader, President Sylvia Burwell. AU sits in the policy capital of the world steering a legion of publicly engaged scholars who are committed to deploying their research for progressive policy change in their respective fields.

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Ibram Kendi Professor & Director, Antiracist Research & Policy Center CAS - History

Ibram X. Kendi is an award-winning scholar of racism and antiracism and a New York Times best-selling author. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in Ame

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Rachel Lee Assistant to the Director Antiracist Research & Policy Ctr.

Rachel Lee is an Asian American scholar focusing on Asian American history, East Asia history and culture, and immigrant rights. She has worked with various organizations focusing on North Korean huma

Christopher Petrella Dir Advcy & Partnrshp ARPC SIS - School of International Service

Dr. Christopher Petrella teaches in American University's Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative and serves as Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships at the Antiracist Researc