Therese Quinn is an Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum Studies at UIC’s College of Education in 2001 with an arts-based qualitative study using museums and exhibit development strategies to explore the experiences of non-dominant group users of mainstream museums. Drawing on her work as an exhibit researcher, developer, and evaluator for the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Children’s Museum, Museums in the Parks, and more, she teaches courses exploring the histories and pedagogical practices of museums and exhibitions. She writes about the arts and cultural institutions as sites for democratic engagement and justice work; contributes a regular column to Yliopisto, the magazine of the University of Helsinki; and is a founding member of Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE). Her most recent books are Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons (2012, Routledge), Sexualities in Education: A Reader (2012, Peter Lang), and Teaching Toward Democracy (2010, Paradigm).