Dianne Smith is Professor Emerita in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her work focuses on race/racism, womanist/feminist theory, critical educational theory, and curriculum theory. She has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Western Cape and Nelson Mandela University (formerly University of Port Elizabeth), both in South Africa. She is a past president of American Educational Studies Association. And, she has always imagined being beamed up by Scotty!