Last spring, Dr. Xavier Livermon, assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, debuted the university’s first African Queer Studies course that examines LGBT life in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa—a region where anti-gay sentiment and persecution is rife. We caught up with Livermon to learn more about the political intolerance in… read more
Dr. Esther Calzada, associate professor in the School of Social Work, specializes in early childhood development with a particular focus on behavioral problems among children in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Read on to learn more about her interest in social work and how she’s contributing to an understudied field of research.… read more
Dr. Michael Rivera, assistant professor, Department of Government and Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, specializes in research on immigration policy and the intersection of race and ethnic politics. Born in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Rivera is especially interested in American voter behavior and how perceptions about… read more
Dr. Julie Minich, assistant professor, Departments of English and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies, holds a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She specializes in the study of disability, gender, and race… read more
Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry, assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, is a quantitative sociologist who studies inequality in elementary and high school contexts. Read on to learn more about her research on racial/ethnic disparities in mathematics tracking. Developing a love of sociology through personal experiences…Dr. Irizarry began college as… read more
Austin and Travis County partner with the DDCE to close opportunity gaps for young men of color.
Did you know DDCE manages the university-wide book blog Shelflife@Texas? Check out on of our top picks from this fall’s reading list.
At Laurel Ridge, Thomas Delgado is helping special-needs children (grades 4 through 12) discover their interest in the world around them.
Although Tonya King has just recently taken on her new role as Executive Principal at UT Elementary, she has been a part of the “Little Longhorn” family since the school’s very beginning.