Jabari Mahiri is a Professor of Education and the William and Mary Jane Brinton Family Chair in Urban Education. He is Faculty Advisor for the Bay Area Writing Project, a board member of the National Writing Project, and a board member of the American Educational Research Association (2014 to 2017). Professor Mahiri is author of Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind (2017); Digital Tools in Urban Schools: Mediating a Remix of Learning (2011); Out of Bounds: When Scholarship Athletes become Academic Scholars (2010) with Derek Van Rheenen; and, Shooting for Excellence: African American and Youth Culture in New Century Schools (1998). He is editor of The First Year of Teaching: Classroom Research to Improve Student Learning (2014) with Sarah Freedman; and, What They Don’t Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth (2004). He also published a children’s book, The Day They Stole the Letter J.