April Petillo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Kansas State University. Her work is inspired by community social justice and she is passionate about creating student-centered learning environments focused on real-life applicability. She specializes in Native American/Indigenous studies, comparative/critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, law and policy (sociolegal studies), Critical Trafficking Studies and queer theories. She interrogates slavery and settler logics and the ways they influence the representation/misrepresentation of people in the law. More information on some of here work is here. You will often find her in search of the perfect cup of decaf coffee.