April 20, 2006
Jerome Karabel, University of California, Berkeley

The Origins of Affirmative Action at Elite Universities

Jerome Karabel
is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and co-director of the Berkeley Project on Equal Opportunity. He has conducted research on the social consequences of policies of university admissions since the 1970s. The author of numerous articles on higher education and social inequality, he is the co-author of The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985 (1989), which won the Outstanding Book of the Year Award of the American Educational Research Association, and The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (2005)