A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

Darrick Hamilton was appointed the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and a University Professor at The New School in New York City. Dr. Hamilton 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. The institute will advance research, policy, and conversation regarding the iterative interactions of race, stratification, and political economy. He will begin his new role on January 1.

“I’m deeply honored and excited to be rejoining The New School as both a university professor and founding director of a new institute dedicated to the study of race, stratification, and political economy,” said Dr. Hamilton. “I am returning at a pivotal moment, when we are reconceiving the roles of our government, our economy, and our money in defining people’s lives. Universities have a moral responsibility to lead in these efforts and students are the facilitators of the changes that will bring about a more just and equitable future.”

Prior to rejoining The New School, Professor Hamilton will finish his tenure as the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and a professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs with courtesy appointments in the departments of economics, sociology, and African and African American studies at Ohio State University. Dr. Hamilton previously held the dual role of professor of economics and urban policy at The New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment and New School for Social Research. He served on the faculty of the university for 15 years.

Professor Hamilton was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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