Arizona State University
Culture, Society & Education



scholarly interests

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.



selected publications






School of Social Transformation
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Interdisciplinary B, Room B353
1120 S. Cady Mall
PO Box 876103
Tempe, AZ 85287-6103
Phone: 480.965.0391
Fax: 480.727.7012