Allison Skerrett began her English teaching career at Dorchester High School in Boston Public Schools. She is currently an associate professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin and directs the College’s UTeach Urban Teachers secondary English education program. Allison teaches courses such as adolescent literacy and teaching secondary English and reading to preservice and practicing English teachers. Her research explores language and literacy in the lives of diverse youths in outside-school contexts and how English teachers can draw upon students’ cultural, linguistic, and multiliteracies repertoires to promote academic development. Allison received the Literacy Research Association’s Early Career Achievement Award in 2013. Her research has been published in journals such as English Education, Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, and Urban Education.