Advisors in the Disability Studies Program are available for advising appointments by Zoom. Please sign up for an appointment and advisors will send you a Zoom link prior to your scheduled meeting. Advisors are available by phone and email as well (Sasha Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org/206.543.4762 or Kat Eli: email@example.com/206.221.6431).
My research focuses on re-thinking inclusive, equitable education for children and families from historically marginalized backgrounds. My scholarly work is premised on a view of inclusive education as a social movement in response to the exclusion of children viewed as different (e.g., children with disabilities, children of color) in comparison to an (often) unspoken status quo (e.g., able-bodied, White). Through critical analysis of the local processes and consequences of identity construction (e.g., ability, race, gender), I aim to highlight and support early childhood practitioners’ inclusive practices, as well as identify and transform deficit discourses surrounding young children’s identities and competencies.