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Professor Tara J. Yosso’s research and teaching examine educational access and opportunity by applying the frameworks of critical race theory and critical media literacy. She has authored numerous collaborative and interdisciplinary chapters and articles in publications such as the Harvard Educational Review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities, and was awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity and Excellence in University Teaching. Yosso’s article, “Whose Culture has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth,” has been the most-cited article in Race Ethnicity and Education since its publication in 2005. Her book, Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline, received the American Educational Studies Association’s 2008 Critics’ Choice Book Award. Yosso earned her Ph.D. in urban schooling from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.