Alana Hackshaw, PhD, is an associate clinical professor and serves as the School's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Her courses focus on governance, social identity and the creation of public policy and leadership. Hackshaw’s professional experiences include work as a researcher and a consultant in the nonprofit community. Her work concentrated on analyzing policies that foster economic security, asset-building and entrepreneurship within the Black diaspora in the US.
Hackshaw holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan and a BA in political science and history from the University of Rochester. Her research interests include the impact of racial equity plans on city governance, patterns of political incorporation among first and second-generation Black immigrants in the US and the impact of US immigration policy on immigrants of color in the US.