Heidi Pitzer, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Education Department at St. Lawrence University where she teaches courses in teacher preparation and educational studies. Her specialization is in sociology of education, although she takes an interdisciplinary approach in studying the practices, contexts and purposes of education. Her research interests include social justice education; inequality and urban education; critical and media literacies; and teacher labor. Pitzer earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University, as well as an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati.