Sarah Shear is an assistant professor at Penn State University-Altoona, where she teaches courses on social studies education and education foundations. Sarah earned her doctorate in learning, teaching and curriculum from the University of Missouri in 2014 with an emphasis in social studies education and indigenous studies. Her primary research focuses on teaching and learning K-12 social studies within indigenous contexts, including work with social studies educators in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Sarah's other research includes examining race and settler colonialism in K-12 social studies curriculum (specifically state-mandated standards and textbooks), teacher education, film and qualitative research methodologies. Sarah’s academia.edu page can be found here.