Christopher F. Rufo

Christopher F. Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at Manhattan Institute. He is also a contributing editor of City Journal, where his writing explores a range of issues, including critical race theory, gender ideology, homelessness, addiction, crime, and the decline of American cities.


In recent years, Christopher has led the fight against critical race theory in American institutions. His research and activism inspired a presidential order and legislation in 15 states, where he has worked closely with lawmakers to craft successful public policy. As a filmmaker, Christopher has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including America Lost, which tells the story of three “forgotten American cities.”


Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a master’s degree from Harvard. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three sons.