As a researcher and educator, the questions that drive my word center educational research and thought that work toward social justice and advance critical pedagogy in school and community spaces. I am guided by critical social theories such as critical race theory, critical geography, performance theory, and feminist theory. These critical theories frame my research projects and scholarly writing as I work to interrogate inequitable power dynamics in education with a particular focus on racially and linguistically marginalized learners. My work is interdisciplinary in nature, borrowing from a variety of fields to take up questions about racialized structures in contemporary education in a broad sense, and schools more particularly. I have used a variety of methods of inquiry (autoethnography, case study, ethnography) and analyses (narrative, poetic, performance) in qualitative research design.