Dr. Erica Misako Boas is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Liberal Studies Program at Santa Clara University where she teaches future teachers and future child advocates. She studies sexuality and race and their articulations in institutions of schooling. In addition to her research on "Consent Stories", she is currently working on an on-going project that examines the organization of sexuality in elementary schools, the intersections of race and sexuality, and the social effects of sexual shame. The project was inspired by five years of teaching at San Francisco Bay Area public elementary schools and an on-going interest in exploring public schooling's potential in effecting personal and social transformations. In addition, Erica has worked in child care policy advocacy and has been trained as a rape crisis counselor and in transformative justice approaches to ending sexual violence. Erica received her Ph.D. from the Social and Cultural Studies Program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her article, "Education in Disguise: Sanctioning Sexuality in Elementary School Halloween Celebrations" is published in the international journal Sex Education. She has also written a chapter in Sexualities and Education and has a co-authored chapter in Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education.