Shana Cinquemani is an Assistant Professor of Art Education in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests are grounded in theories of early childhood art education, the conceptualization of children’s art as a meaningful socio-cultural practice, connections between art and play, curriculum inquiry and theory, ethical research practices with children, and relationships between children and adults in the art classroom. She has published her research in The Journal of Art Education, Bank Street College of Education’s Occasional Papers, and The Journal of Visual Inquiry. Additionally, she has a forthcoming book chapter in Communities of Practice: Art, play, and aesthetics in early childhood. Shana has presented her research at various national and international conferences, including the National Art Education Association, Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education, and the Arizona Art Education Association. Currently she is the President-Elect of the Early Childhood Art Educators Issue Group for the NAEA and serves on the editorial review board for The Journal of Art Education.