Althea Nagai

Research Fellow

Center for Equal Opportunity

In the D.C. area for over 20 years, Althea Nagai is a research fellow at the Center for Equal Opportunity, conducting numerous statistical analyses on racial and ethnic preferences in higher education, including racial and ethnic preferences in undergraduate education at five public universities in Virginia, the University of Michigan, two Arizona universities, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, two Ohio universities, Harvard’s own analyses of anti-Asian bias in admissions, and various law and medical schools.

She has also done work on other statistical studies in the field of social policy. Her first study was a content analysis and critique of the national history standards with John Fonte and Lynne Cheney. She has also conducted studies on marriage, religion, and family structure; on adolescent risk behavior; on philanthropy and social change; and on American elites (American Elites, with Robert Lerner and Stanley Rothman, 1996 Yale University Press).

Nagai received her B.A. from the University of Hawaii in psychology and political science and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in political science.