Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

Professor of Critical Race, Media, & Educational Studies & Director of the Gordon Institute

Teachers College, Columbia University

Ezekiel Dixon-Román is Professor of Critical Race, Media, & Educational Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is the Director of the Edmund W. Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He joined the Teachers College faculty on January 1 2023, after fourteen and a half years at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. His research seeks to make cultural and critical theoretical interventions toward rethinking and reconceptualizing the technologies and practices of quantification as mediums and agencies of systems of sociopolitical relations whereby race and other assemblages of difference are byproducts. He is the author of Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction & Quantification in Education (2017, University of Minnesota Press) ); recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association. He also co-guest edited “Alternative Ontologies of Number: Rethinking the Quantitative in Computational Culture” (2016, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies), “Control Societies @30: Technopolitical Forces and Ontologies of Difference” (2020, Social Text Online), and most recently “Dialogues on Recursive Colonialism, Speculative Computation, and the Techno-Social” (2021, e-flux journal). He is also a co-editor of the Duke University Press book series, “Anima: Critical Race Studies Otherwise”, a member of the Social Text Editorial Collective, and associate editor of the 2023 and 2025 volumes of the Review of Research in Education, one of the flagship journals of the American Educational Research Association. He is currently working on a book project that examines the haunting formations of the transparent subject in algorithmic governance and the potential for transformative technopolitical systems.