Julie J. Park
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Park's research focuses on race, diversity, and affirmative action in higher education. Overarching themes in Park's work include the role of race in admissions and campus climate, including the diverse experiences of Asian American students. Park served as a consulting expert on the side of Harvard on th matter of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.
Challenges persistent myths about how race works in college admissions and campus life. Includes issues such as affirmative action, the mismatch hypothesis, and "self-segregation."
Documents the high rate of participation in SAT prep courses by Asian Americans.
Addresses how Asian American students benefit from racial diversity in college.
Examines the effect of socioeconomic diversity in higher education. Concludes that socioeconomic diversity, while beneficial, cannot replace racial diversity in campus environments.