Race, Identity and Power in Educational Leadership
My research focuses on race, identity and power in educational leadership. At a macro-level, my work disrupts the ways in which racism, whiteness and white supremacy function in educational leadership. I explore tensions, contradictions and possibilities in anti-racist approaches to leadership that exist in communities, in schools and districts, and in discourse. Anti-racist approaches to leadership challenge more traditional, neoliberal and race-neutral conceptions, equipping educational leaders to interrupt historical and contemporary educational inequities. At a micro-level, my research focuses on the importance of contemplative and embodied practices in justice-oriented leadership that creates possibilities for liberatory practices. As an activist scholar and former elementary school teacher, I aim to strengthen relationships and share knowledge between the academy, practitioners and communities.