Beth is professor and chair of Early Childhood Education and Professor of Policy Studies at Arizona State University, USA. Her research focuses on social policy, anti-oppressive/ally strategies in early childhood contexts, dual language programs, and child and family issues in sub-Saharan Africa. She has published eight books, including Reconceptualizing the Early Childhood Curriculum: Beginning the Dialogue; Children and Families “At Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk; Does the Village Still Raise the Child?: A Collaborative Study of Changing Childrearing and Early Education in Kenya, Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Context and Power and Voice in Research with Children and numerous articles and book chapters. She is also active in a number of social justice and child advocacy projects including co-founding the Jirani Project (www.jiraniproject.org), supporting AIDS orphans and street children in Kenya and Local to Global Justice (www.localtoglobal.org), linking local issues to global struggles. Her current research is a collaborative, cross-national study of children’s rights and voice in policies affecting them.