Darrick Hamilton
Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University; and Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs


Hamilton has earned international recognition as a pioneering scholar in stratification economics, which fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences and remedies of racial, gender, ethnic, tribal, nativity, etc. inequality in education, economic and health outcomes. He innovates approaches and policies that break down hierarchy, empower people, and move society towards greater equity, inclusion, and participation.

Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY, Hamilton is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in economics from University of North Carolina. He is often cited in the media, consults with public officials and is an advisor to/fellow of several non-profits and think-tanks.