Kevin K. Kumashiro, Ph.D., is professor of Asian American Studies and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was formerly chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies. He has taught in schools and colleges across the United States and abroad, and has served as a consultant for schools, districts, organizations, and agencies. He has authored or edited eight books, including Troubling Education, which received the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. His more recent books include Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, and The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America’s Schools. In 2002, he founded the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, and in 2012, he will become president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.