Chandra Crudup is the Associate Director for Student Services and Programs and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Her practice experience is in school social work. She is a faculty fellow with both the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities. She is a co-founder and director of a non-profit, Mixed Roots Stories that uses the power of storytelling to bridge connections between people of mixed heritages. She recently served as the vice president of the Critical Mixed Race Studies Association and continues to organize the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference where she curates and manages the arts and cultural components of the conference. She is dedicated to transforming social work research, pedagogy and practice through acknowledging the practices of oppression and exploitation in U.S. history by finding ways to dismantle the systems that perpetuate these practices. Other research interests center hair identity, multiracial identity, and interracial relationships.