Yasmiyn Irizarry is an Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds courtesy appointments in Sociology and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, and is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) and Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center (PRC). Yasmiyn Irizarry earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, in Sociology with a minor in applied quantitative methodology. Prior to coming to UT-Austin, she was on the faculty at Mississippi State University.