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Kyle Strickland

Deputy Director, Race and Democracy

As the Deputy Director of Race and Democracy, Kyle Strickland leads research focused on the latest policy ideas and political movement-building on race, the economy, and democracy.

As the Deputy Director of Race and Democracy, Kyle Strickland leads research focused on the latest policy ideas and political movement-building on race, the economy, and democracy. Currently, he manages the think tank’s race landscape project, a multi-year effort to explore the ideas driving today’s racial justice movement and the path forward to building a more equitable economy and democracy for the 21st century.  

In addition, Strickland is the Senior Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity and the Director of My Brother’s Keeper Ohio. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Strickland earned his bachelor’s from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as student body president.