Richard Sander

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General Information

Name: Richard Sander

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: in Washington, DC



Illinois Connection

Sander moved to Chicago in 1978 and lived there for twelve years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sander was born in Washington, DC and raised mostly in small towns in northwest Indiana. He moved to Chicago in 1978. In 1978-79, Sander served as a Vista volunteer at The Neighborhood Institute, a community organization on Chicago’s south side. He attended graduate school at Northwestern University from 1983 to 1988, earning degrees in law (J.D., 1988) and economics (M.A. 1985, Ph.D., 1990). During much of this period, Sander served on the board of the Rogers Park Tenants Committee, and worked on the election effort and subsequent transition team of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor. He is now a Professor of Law at UCLA.

Published Works

Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It , Basic Books, 2012 - written with Stuart Taylor, Jr.

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Richard Sander on WorldCat

Richard Sander on Amazon


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