ERIKA HASEBE-LUDT is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge where she has been researching, writing, and teaching since 1998, in teacher education and curriculum studies in connection with language and literacy education. Her most recent book is entitled A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry (2012), a collection of essays co-edited with Cynthia Chambers, Carl Leggo and Anita Sinner. She is committed to life writing and literary métissage as arts-based interpretive inquiry that create openings for new collaborative and individual nonfiction creative writing. Special interests lie in rewriting literacy curricula in Canadian schools and she is passionate about advocating for a new ethos in teacher education, with a curriculum that constitutes a multilingual métissage of multiple literacies and community empowerment through the arts. Along with journal articles and chapters in anthologies, her other book publications are Life Writing and Literary Métissage as an Ethos for Our Times (with Cynthia Chambers and Carl Leggo) and Curriculum Intertext: Place/Language/Pedagogy (with Wanda Hurren). She grew up in Germany and has lived in Canada for over thirty years, with her Canadian Japanese husband Ken and daughter Charlotte, who is also a teacher.