Photo of Ismail YigitIsmail Yigit is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Social Science Research Center and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology Department of Mississippi State University. He has been working on Mississippi Kids Count project that is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provide comprehensive information about children’s health, education, safety, and economic well-being in Mississippi. His responsibilities in the Kids Count project include management of online data center, organizing, and publishing a yearly data book. He is also working on Partnership for Healthy Mississippi (PHM) project that evaluates PHM’s school health council technical assistant program by analyzing data as a part of health council technical assistance work in Mississippi.

Prior to Social Science Research Center, Ismail Yigit was a teaching assistant and instructor at Sociology Department of Mississippi State University. His research broadly examines health outcome of social inequalities, stratification, and ethnic and racial minorities. Currently, Ismail Yigit is working on PhD dissertation. His work can be found in academic journals including Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, City Journal, and American Journal of Qualitative Research.