Natasha Warikoo is an expert on the relationships between education, racial and ethnic diversity, and cultural processes in schools and universities. Her most recent book, "The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities," illuminates how undergraduates attending Ivy League universities and Oxford University conceptualize race and meritocracy. Her first book, "Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City," analyzes youth culture among children of immigrants attending low-performing high schools in New York City and London. "Balancing Acts" won the Thomas and Znaneicki Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association's International Migration Section.
You’ll Need More Than Perfect Grades To Get Into America’s Top Universities “We should discard the notion that admissions is a meritocratic process that selects the 'best' 18-year-olds who apply to a selective university.”