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Algernon Austin, Ph.D.
Director, Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy
Phone: (202) 775-8810
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Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street NW, Suite 300
East Tower
Washington, DC 20005


Type of Asset Work
Researcher

Area(s) of Expertise
Workforce development/access to good jobs

Specific Population Focus
African Americans, Asian Americans, Immigrants, Latinos/Hispanics, Special Population Focus

Resume

Dr. Austin studies racial relations with a focus on black Americans. Prior to joining the EPI, he was a Senior Fellow at Demos and a faculty member at Wesleyan University. His current work focuses on workforce development and income as preconditions to building wealth. Dr. Austin has published numerous books and articles, including Getting It Wrong: How Black Public Intellectuals Are Failing Black America and Achieving Blackness: Race, Black Nationalism, and Afrocentrism in the Twentieth Century . He has published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Qualitative Sociology, the Journal of African American Studies, and Race, Gender and Class. He has a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.