Rachel Berman is an immigrant and white settler who grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is covered by Treaty 13. Rachel is an Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University (recently renamed) University and an adjunct member to the graduate program in Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies at York University. Her research and teaching focus on ‘race’ in early childhood settings, and perspectives of children and youth. Her work is guided by critical race and feminist theories, and the use of critical qualitative methods. Her research has appeared in the International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Childhood Studies, Children & Society, and the International Journal of Qualitative Methods amongst others She is currently co-editing a book with Dr.s Patrizia Albanese and Xiaobei Chen on sociological research and urban children and youth to be published by Emerald in 2023.