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CWGS Faculty Development Program Lecture Series - Yasmiyn Irizarry (AADS)

Tue, January 30, 2018 | Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Racializing Numbers, Numbering Race: Linking Race and Math in Research and Practice
Racializing Numbers, Numbering Race: Linking Race and Math in Research and Practice

Racializing Numbers, Numbering Race: Linking Race and Math in Research and Practice

 This presentation draws on recent and ongoing quantitative research with data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, the High School Longitudinal Study, the Civil Rights Data Collection, and the Stanford Education Data Archive, as well as experiences teaching statistics and core math through the lens of race and racism to explore some of the racialized ideologies, practices, and opportunity structures in mathematics education that translate into disadvantages across a vast array of academic, economic, and labor market outcomes. I also considers how critical quantitative methods, which combines critical racial theories and frames with quantitative inquiry, can improve numeric understandings of race and racism and bridge the ideological race-math divide in research and practice.

 

Bio

Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry is an Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Faculty Affiliate in the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Irizarry is quantitative sociologist by training, who uses critical quantitative methods and frames to examine factors that produce and reinforce racial and social inequality. Her research focuses on (1) inequality in elementary and high school contexts, with a focus on STEM trajectories, (2) racial identity and the quantitative measurement of race, and (3) social attitudes, prejudice, and discrimination. Her work has appeared in journals, including Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Research, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Race and Justice, and the Journal of Homosexuality, and has also been featured in Education Week and Scientific American. Irizarry has received funding from the American Educational Research Association and the Ford Foundation, and is currently a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

Sponsored by: CWGS

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