My interdisciplinary scholarship examines the ways cultural practices and ideologies of difference mediate school responses to students’ abilities and needs. My research also focuses on teacher learning for social justice. A strand of my research examines special education placement practices as a window into schools’ cultural constructions of difference. Some of my work tracks disability placement patterns to inform research and policy. A related strand of my research focuses on how teachers learn to use a social justice perspective as they teach diverse students. I use a comparative perspective (across local and national contexts) in my research.