john a. powell
john a. powell is director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley. He led the development of an “opportunity-based” model that connects affordable housing to racialized spaces in education, health, health care, and employment. A prolific author and speaker, powell’s most recent book is Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. He also founded the Perception Institute, which was one of the first consortiums to focus on implicit bias and the mind science outside the academy. More recently, powell has been looking at issues of marginality and structural inclusion through the lens of othering and belonging.