Shira Eve Epstein, Ed.D., entered the field of education as a middle school teacher in New York City. She is now a professor at The City College of New York (CUNY) in the Department of Secondary Education. She teaches courses in teaching methods for secondary English language arts, curriculum design, and literacy development for graduate and undergraduate inservice and preservice teachers. In her research she explores different forms of civic education and how teachers and students address social problems through curriculum. Her writing analyzes the enacted pedagogy of civic projects, educators’ perspectives and experiences during such projects, and students’ responses. She also studies anti-racist education, pursuing various related lines of inquiry such as how youth talk about race. Her work can be found in scholarly publications including Language Arts, The Journal of Social Studies Research, Journal of Teacher Education, and Race Ethnicity and Education. She primarily learns from teachers and students in urban schools and after-school programs.