Tristan Ivory is an Assistant Professor with appointments in Sociology and Black Studies at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in 2015 from the Department of Sociology at Stanford University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University. Tristan's areas of specialization include international migration, race and ethnicity, inequality, and transnationalism. His dissertation uses ethnographic observation, interviews, contemporary news accounts, and archival data to examine the resources and strategies Sub-Saharan African migrants use to try to maximize social and economic outcomes in the Tokyo Metropolitan Region. Tristan is currently revising articles from his dissertation research as well as writing the first chapters of his dissertation book project, tentatively titled "Greener Pastures: Sub-Saharan Africans and the Pursuit of Social Mobility in Japan."