Audrey Lucero is associate professor of language and literacy education and director of the Latinx Studies program at the University of Oregon. She is a former first grade and English as a Foreign Language teacher. At UO she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary literacy methods, bilingualism & biliteracy, and Latinx Studies. Her current research focuses on how K-8 teachers understand race and racism and engage children in critical conversations about these issues as part of their literacy instruction