Ritu Radhakrishnan, PhD, is the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the State University of New York at Oswego. She is the coordinator of the Adolescence Social Studies education program and teaches courses in Literacy, Curriculum Studies, Culturally Relevant Teaching, Schools, Pedagogy, and Social Justice, and Elementary & Adolescence Social Studies Methods. She also serves at the Chair of School of Education Diversity Committee, and as the incoming Chair of the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Subcommittee of SUNY UFS. Her research focuses on incorporating critical pedagogy and aesthetics in social studies curriculum. Specifically, she examines how the integration of aesthetic practices, including children’s and young adult literature, in social studies curricula affect student engagement, voice, and agency.