Dr. Sandra Schmidt works as an Assistant Professor of Social Studies at Teachers College. Her research interests include geography education, critical social theory in geography, civic education, social studies education, postcolonial theory, and gender and queer theory. In the past, she has worked on education initiatives in Malawi, South Sudan and Ethiopia, and taught secondary social studies within the United States. Schmidt’s recent publications have been focused on queer theory and global social studies education. Schmidt received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, a M.A. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.