İrem Karaçay is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the CDSS of the University of Mannheim. She holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences from Carlos III University of Madrid - Juan March Institute of Social Sciences. Her master’s thesis aimed at explaining the high achievement of Asian Americans in math by drawing on the recent research in neuroscience. She worked as a research assistant at the D-Lab (Discrimination and Inequality Lab) of the Carlos III University of Madrid directed by Prof. Javier Polavieja. Here, she participated in a field experiment focusing on phenotype-based discrimination in the labour market. Her academic interests include social stratification, ethnic discrimination, immigration, sociology of language, and sociolinguistics. In addition, İrem is an attorney-at-law registered to Istanbul Bar Association.