Glenn C. Loury, the founding Director of IRSD, is a distinguished economic theorist and a prominent public intellectual. His essays on the issues of race, inequality, and social policy have significantly influenced national dialogue. His most recent book, One by One from the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America, won the 1996 American Book Award and the 1996 Christianity Today Book Award. Professor Loury holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Linda Datcher Loury, who serves as research fellow at IRSD, is also an Associate Professor of Economics at Tufts University. She is an accomplished labor economist who has published extensively on topics related to the extent and causes of economic inequality in the United States, including the effects of minimum wage laws on black/white income differences, and the effects of affirmative action in college admissions. Linda Loury holds a BA in economics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Nazli Kibria is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her teaching and research interests involve the study of families, childhood, and race and ethnic relations. Her publications include Family Tightrope: The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans (Princeton University Press 1993). She is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled New Ethnic Americans: Race and Identity Among Second Generation Chinese and Korean Americans.




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John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

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School of Public Affairs
University of Maryland

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Department of Political Science
Boston College

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Harvard University

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Department of English
University of Washington

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Department of Economics
Boston University


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