Zeus Leonardo is associate professor of Education and affiliated faculty of the Critical Theory Designated Emphasis at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published numerous articles, books, and book chapters on critical social analysis of race, including Race, Whiteness, and Education; Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education; and, with W. Norton Grubb, Education and Racism. He has delivered dozens of invited talks, including AESA’s endowed keynote, the R. Freeman Butts Lecture. Leonardo’s current research interests involve the critical study of ideologies and discourses in education. Much of his work is interdisciplinary and draws insights from sociology, contemporary philosophy, and cultural studies. His research is informed by the premise that educational knowledge should promote the democratization of schools and society.