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Kavitha Rajagopalan

  1. Community Engagement Manager, Center for Community Media

Kavitha Rajagopalan is a writer, editor, and global migration expert. She is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, specializing in citizenship, undocumentedness, and urban immigrant communities.

She is the author of Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant Families in the West (Rutgers University Press), which was finalist for the Asian American Literary Award, and co-author of The Testing and Learning Revolution: The Future of Assessment in Education (Palgrave Macmillan) with leading education scholar Edmund W. Gordon.

She is a contributing author in Borders and Mobility in South Asia, part of the University of Amsterdam Press’s award-winning series on global migration. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Nation, and Atlantic’s CityLab, as well as various academic journals and policy magazines, and she has offered expert commentary on MSNBC and as an oped columnist for The Observer, PBS Online, and Newsday.

She has overseen research programs in the private and nonprofit sectors. She holds a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from the College of William & Mary. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in political science.