Elizabeth Dutro is professor and chair of literacy studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research grew from her encounters with children, curriculum, and educational policy in her teaching in elementary schools where many families faced economic struggle and racial inequality. Starting with her PhD studies at the University of Michigan, she has collaborated with teachers and children to investigate questions about the intersections of literacy, identity, life experiences, and children’s opportunities for positive, sustained, and affirming relationships with schooling. Her current studies focus on critical affective pedagogies in response to trauma and teachers’ collaborative learning. Her award-winning work has been published in numerous venues, including Journal of Literacy Research, Research in the Teaching of English, American Educational Research Journal, English Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, The Reading Teacher, and Language Arts. Elizabeth lives with her family near downtown Denver, where she can often be found drinking coffee at her favorite café, hoping you’ll stop by to discuss reality TV. She can be reached at Elizabeth.dutro@ colorado.edu.