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Virginia Lea is an Associate Professor of Multiculturalism and directs The Hegemony Project at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She received a B.Ed from the University of London, an MA from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from the University of California Berkeley. Amongst her current projects, Virginia directs The Hegemony Project at UW-Stout. The project promotes research, dialogue, and collaborative action into the ways hegemony, including whiteness, reproduces and exacerbates inequities. It aims to contribute counter-hegemonic solutions supporting a more socio-economically just and caring world. Virginia prepares teachers and other pre-professionals to recognize the barriers to educational and socioeconomic equity. She facilitates the development of empowering, critical multicultural educational strategies, building on the knowledge of students and communities. Her latest book with Peter Lang—Constructing critical consciousness: Narratives that unmask hegemony, and ideas for creating greater equity in education—is an attempt to further these efforts.