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Gary Orfield

Professor and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA

Gary Orfield is Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at UCLA.
He is Co–founder and Director of The Civil Rights Project, the US's leading research centre on civil rights and racial inequality, which moved from Harvard University to UCLA in 2007.
Professor Orfield's research interests include development and implementation of social policy, and the impact of policy on equal opportunity for success in US society.
Alongside his work as professor and researcher, Gary Orfield has also been involved in the development of government policy and has served as expert witness for the US Department of Justice.
He has received a number of awards including the American Political Science Association's Charles Merriam Award (1997) or the Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association (2007).
Recent publications:
Historic Reversals, Accelerating Resegregation, and the Need for New Integration Strategies, (with C. Lee), UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, August 2007
Lessons In Integration: Realizing the Promise of Racial Diversity in America’s Public Schools (with E. Frankenberg), University of Virginia Press, 2007
Charting the Future of College Affirmative Action: Legal Victories, Continuing Attacks and New Research (with P. Marin, S. Flores, and L. Garces), UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, July 2007.

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Alternatives to School Segregation in the US: The Case of Magnet Schools

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