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Ishara Casellas Connors


I am an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Public Service and Administration. I explore the intersection of race and higher education policy to support the advancement of racial equity within U.S higher education. 

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About Ishara Casellas Connors

Ishara Casellas Connors, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Bush School of Government & Public Administration, Texas A&M University. Her research examines issues related to racial equity in U.S. higher education policy analysis and practice. She considers these questions across several facets of higher education including, Hispanic Serving Institutions, institutional policy discourse, and displaced learners. She considers the implications of state and institutional policy for advancing racial equity for minoritized students

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Articles, Books and Chapters


Constructing a monolith: State policy, institutional DEI plans, and the flattening of Latinx identity at Hispanic-serving institutions


tate-Based Policy Supports for Refugee, Asylee, and TPS-Background Students in US Higher Education.


Performing Anti-racism: Universities Respond to Anti-Black Violence.



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Bush School of Government & Public Service

Texas A&M University

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