Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Harvard University

Research Initiative:

Warikoo will analyze how students at elite universities in the United States and Britain understand merit in admissions. Drawing from 144 in-depth interviews with undergraduates at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford, Warikoo will examine how race and campus experiences, especially institutional supports for inter-cultural contact, shape students’ understanding of diversity and merit.


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