Domingo Morel is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Service at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. He studies and teaches racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, education politics and public policy. Specifically, his research explores the ways state policies help expand or diminish political inequality among historically marginalized populations. He is the author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018), which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award. He is also co-editor of Latino Mayors: Power and Political Change in the Postindustrial City (Temple University Press, 2018). His new book, Developing Scholars: Race, Politics and the Pursuit of Higher Education was just published by Oxford University Press.
In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Morel has years of applied experience in political affairs and public policy. He is the 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.
He received his Ph.D. in political science from Brown University in 2014.