David Knight is a PhD student in the Political Science Department at The University of Chicago, where he is also part of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences. A native of the New Orleans area, David was a teacher in San Francisco and then Boston for several years before coming to Chicago. He holds an AB in political history from Dartmouth, trained as a teacher at Stanford, and began his research career as a master's student at Harvard. His broad areas of interest include the political dynamics of race, ethnicity, and immigration; social movements and social policy; and urban education.  For more information about David's program of research, please see his website