Darrick Hamilton is a fellow at Roosevelt Forward.
Hamilton is the incoming Henry Cohen professor of economics and urban policy at The New School. He will also serve as the founding director of the newly created Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School. Previously, he was the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. He also held a primary faculty appointment in the university’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, with courtesy appointments in the departments of economics and sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Hamilton is a pioneer and internationally recognized scholar in the field of stratification economics, which fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences, and remedies of racial, gender, ethnic, tribal, and nativity inequality in education, economic, and health outcomes. This work involves crafting and implementing innovative routes and policies that break down social hierarchy, empower people, and move society toward greater equity, inclusion, and civic participation.