Heather Lewis is Professor of Art and Design Education and former chair of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute. Her historical research focuses on the intersection of urban social movements and educational reform in New York City. Her book about New York City’s community control movement in the 1960s, New York City Public Schools from Brownsville to Bloomberg: The Community Control Movement and its Legacy (2013), explores the history of grassroots organizing for educational justice in underserved communities during the Civil Rights and Black Power movement of 1960s and the subsequent educational and curricular reforms that followed in the 1970s.