Karthick Ramakrishnan is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. He has published several books and articles on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. Relevant to Asian American studies, Ramakrishnan was author of Democracy in Immigrant America (2005), which compared variation in political participation across racial groups and immigrant generations in the United States, and is co-author of Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and their Political Identities (2011). Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and AAPIData.com, and is a partner on the Asian Australian/American Voter Research Project (AAVRP). He received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University in 2002.