Community of Practice for Student Success
When: Wed, Nov 16 2022 10:00am - Wed, Nov 16 2022 1:00pm
HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTION (HSI) INTERSECTIONALITY SERIES - VIRTUAL MEETING
Dr. Alvero will discuss Who are we serving? Latinx data disaggregation and college admissions data.
Dr. Alvero is a computational social scientist at the University of Florida Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law.
His primary interests are in language, race/ethnicity, culture, and education.
His current research uses computational techniques to analyze college admissions essays and model the social patterns within them. AJ's future research plans include investigations into machine translation and multilingualism, social media and counter hate speech, and more investigations into educational systems using data science.
He earned his PhD in Education Data Science and the Sociology of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He also earned an MS from the Department of Statistics and a Graduate Certificate in Computational Social Science.
Prior to entering academia, AJ was a high school teacher in Miami, FL.
Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry will discuss her paper, Does STEM Stand Out? Examining Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Persistence Across Postsecondary Fields.
Dr. Irizarry is an Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin with secondary appointments in Sociology, Mexican American & Latina/o Studies, and the Population Research Center.
Dr. Irizarry's research focuses on the quantitative study of racism, race, and its intersections, especially as it relates to ethnoracial identification and measurement, inequality in K-16 schooling contexts, and policing, justice, and social control. Dr. Irizarry has pursued this research with support from the National Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ford Foundation, and American Educational Research Association Grants Program. Dr. Irizarry's work is published in leading journals, including Educational Researcher, Socius, Social Science Research, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Race and Social Problems, and Crime and Delinquency, and featured in such places as Inside Higher Ed, Education Week, Scientific American, and The Washington Post.
Dr. Irizarry earned her BA in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2003, and her MA and PhD in Sociology from Indiana University in 2006 and 2011.
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