Tim Liao is the Department Head and Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recently, Professor Liao and ACES colleague Angela Lyons have been awarded a Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice Research Program grant. The full amount of the grant is $75,000 and involves research and public engagement with University of Illinois students, along with local high school students.