Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Ford Foundation

Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, is a quantitative sociologist by training with research interests in the sociology of education, race and ethnicity, sexuality and queer studies, social inequality, and intersectionality. Her research, which examines issues related to inequality in elementary and high school contexts, racial identity, the quantitative measurement of race, social attitudes, and prejudice and discrimination, has been supported by funding from the Ford Foundation and the American Educational Research Association.

Recenty, Dr. Irizarry was awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the 2017-18 academic year.  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Their work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

For more information about the Fellowship, click here.