Na'ilah Suad Nasir is the 2nd Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley. Nasir was recently the Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies, and holds the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities in the Graduate School of Education. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 2008 from the School of Education at Stanford University where she won the St. Claire Drake Teaching Award in 2007. She is the author of Racialized Identities: Race and Achievement for African-American Youth, published by the Stanford University Press in 2011. Nasir’s research examines the racialized and cultural nature of learning and schooling. She is interested in the intertwining of social, cultural, and political contexts and learning, especially in connection with inequity in educational outcomes. She has also published over 30 articles in scholarly journals. Nasir has also been an integral member of the Resident Faculty Program where Berkeley faculty integrate themselves into student life and provide support for students by living alongside them in the residence halls. She received a teaching award from the African American Student Development Office in 2011, and she strives to integrate her scholarly work with her commitment to community and engaged scholarship. In February 2016 Nasir became a Research Fellow with the American Educational Research Association; she also won their Outstanding Mentoring Award for her distinguished contributions in mentoring students – and contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education.