Dr. Dalmage is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has authored four books: Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World; The Politics of Multiracialism (editor); Race in an Era of Change: A Reader (with Barbara Katz Rothman) and Vanishing Eden: White Construction of Memory, Meaning, and Identity in a Racially Changing City (with Michael Maly). Dalmage is a former Fulbright scholar to South Africa where she studied racial formation in post-Apartheid South Africa at the Centre for the Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She currently serves on the Illinois Attorney General Committee on Special Education and the Board of Education for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and is on the editorial boards of several journals. Her scholar activist work focuses on youth with disabilities in schools and prison.