I am an assistant professor in the Education Department at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Since earning a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, my work has become interdisciplinary. My research trajectory began in education, and through an American Educational Research Association – Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral research fellowship it has since been grounded in perspectives on social life from linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and cultural perspectives on education. I use these perspectives to understand education, broadly conceived, in indigenous schools, families, and communities. This work includes many years of collaboration with members of the Oglala Lakota Nation on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. My methodological approach is ethnography, particularly the ethnography of communication. Undergirding my work is a social justice orientation that aligns with finding ways to make education more accessible and equitable for indigenous people. At the same time, I am contributing to our theoretical understanding, through empirical data, of how language endangerment and revitalization constructs and is constructed by language in social interaction.