I am an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, specializing in Secondary English Education and anti-racist and critical pedagogies. After completing my undergraduate work in English (B.A. 2001) and a master’s degree in teaching (M.A.T. 2002) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I taught high school English for 5 years in North Carolina. I returned to UNC for my graduate work in education (Ph.D. 2013).