Alison G. Dover is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at Northeastern Illinois University. A former urban secondary English language arts teacher, Alison’s scholarship examines approaches to teaching for social justice within and despite accountability-driven P–12 and teacher preparatory contexts. When she’s not chasing after her spitfire daughters (ages 2 and 5), Alison spends her time writing. Her work has recently been published in Teachers College Record, the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Action in Teacher Education, Equity & Excellence in Education, and Multicultural Perspectives. Learn more about Alison’s work at www.alisongdover.com.