My research examines approaches to teaching for social justice within and despite accountability-driven K-12 and teacher preparatory contexts. In addition to my published work, I also work closely with local parents, schools, and communities to address pressing issues of social justice within and beyond the classroom. Currently, I serve as section co-chair for Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and am a former board member of AERA's Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group. I am also active within the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). At the local level, I am a current or former leader of multiple equity-oriented parent and community collectives (including the Orange County Equality Coalition, the Ladera Ranch Social Justice Committee, and the FSD Collective), and have served as an elected School Site Council member in two Southern California school districts.

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