Amy Damrow is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Foundations and Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University in 2011. Prior to earning her doctorate, she taught Japanese children English in Matsumoto, Japan and worked as a 4-H Extension Agent in rural North Carolina. Amy’s research and teaching are informed by these experiences. Her scholarly interests include how language, culture, and lived experiences intersect with learning and belonging. Her study of a Japanese boy navigating elementary school between the United States and Japan was published in Anthropology and Education Quarterly. Amy’s recent research, a collaborative project with Bowie State University, examined strategies for promoting dialogue across distance and difference among preservice teachers from different sociocultural backgrounds. An article based on this work was recently accepted for publication in Teaching and Teacher Education. The research is also serving as inspiration for a play and has funding to support development from the National Endowment for the Arts.