Dr. Adrienne D. Dixson currently serves as a Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dixson is on leave from the university this year to serve as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation's new, Racial Equity Program. Dr. Dixson's scholarship examines the intersectionality of race, class and gender in urban educational contexts, with a particular interest in how these issues impact educational equity for students and people of color in the urban south. Her work is widely published in academic journals and edited books.Her most recent books include Critical Race Theory and Education: All God’s Children Got a Song, Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education, Resegregation of schools: Education and race in the 21st Century (Routledge), Researching race in education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research (IAP Publishing), and A condition or a process?: Researching race in education (American Education Research Association). She was listed in the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking and was inducted in the 2021 cohort of Fellows for the American Educational Research Association. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.