David Mickey Pabello

David Mickey-Pabello

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnoracial Relations, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
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About David

Mickey-Pabello's research focuses on issues of race and ethnicity that are largely tied to policies and geographic spaces. Mickey-Pabello's research overarching themes include racial inequality, racism, educational inequality, and social psychology. Mickey-Pabello serves the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and the Inequality in America Initiative at Harvard University, and the Civil RIghts Project at the University of California- Los Angeles.


In the News

Quoted by Ashley Smart in "After Years of Gains, Black STEM Representation Is Falling. Why?," Undark, September 11, 2020.
Interviewed in "Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans on Medical Schools ," "Morning Edition, NPR", June 23, 2015.
Research discussed by Damon Tweedy, in "The Case for Black Doctors," The New York Times, May 15, 2015.


"A Structural Investigation of Laissez Faire Racism: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Affirmative Action Bans," University of Michigan, 2019.

Explores several outcomes of affirmative action bans using difference in differences methodologies to test hypotheses that the racialized control of education ultimately leads to racial inequality in educational outcomes and later life.

"Racial Diversity in the Medical Profession: The Impact of Affirmative Action Bans on Underrepresented Student of Color Matriculation in Medical Schools" (with Liliana M. Garces). The Journal of Higher Education 86, no. 2 (2016): 264-294.

Discusses the impact of affirmative action bans on underrepresented student of color matriculation in medical.