About Me

I am currently Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education here at Indiana University. I received my PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, and my scholarship and teaching center on critical literacies and inquiry-based approaches for working with digital media and complex topics, such as climate change. I am the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters and co-author of the book, Social Studies as New Literacies: Relational Cosmopolitanism in the Classroom (Routledge, 2011). I'm currently working on a book and documentary film project that centers on memory and justice work in Argentina during the 40th anniversary commemorative events (1976-2016).

I am also the Director of the INSPIRE Living Learning Center (inspire.indiana.edu) and Co-Director of the Harmony-Meier Institute for Democracy and Equity in Education. I also write poetry and music, including songs on the album American Lullaby by the band Amigo Fields (www.amigofields.com).