Yasmiyn Irizarry is an assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, with courtesy appointments in Sociology and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, and the Population Research Center. She is a 2011 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, where she earned her Ph.D. in Sociology with a minor in applied quantitative methodology and certificate in college pedagogy. Her current research interests include race and ethnicity, sociology of education, and social inequality.