Yalidy Matos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Yalidy’s scholarly work examines the intersections between race, immigration, and geography. By drawing on theoretical frameworks from a multitude of fields, including political science, sociology, political psychology, and history, Yalidy uses a mixed methods approach to understand the racialized nature of immigration policies and contemporary restrictive immigration policy attitudes in the United States. Originally from Dominican Republic, Yalidy is passionate about complicating the ways in which Americans think about immigration and immigrants.