Amanda Claudia Wageris a Canada Research Chair in Community Research in Arts, Culture & Education at Vancouver Island University in Canada. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Wager’s community-engaged research, teaching, and leadership focuses on literacies, languages, and the arts with youth, families, and communities. As a teacher–educator, she uses multimodal literacies, such as drama, visual arts, and media, while working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations of children, youth, families, and communities. Amanda earned her PhD at the University of British Columbia in Language and Literacy Education, and prior to that she was an ESL/Bilingual Spanish Teacher in Chicago Public Schools, as well as in California and Peru. She recently edited an open-access special issue of the Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice, Art as Voice, and a Routledge volume, Art as a Way of Talking for Emergent Bilingual Youth. Amanda is trilingual/literate, having grown up and lived in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Chachapoyas, Peru.