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Django Paris

 Associate Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Stanford University
 306 Erickson
 517-884-6639
Django Paris is an associate professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teacher Education. Paris is also core faculty in the African American and African Studies Program and affiliated faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. His teaching and research focus on understanding and sustaining languages, literacies, and lifeways among youth and communities of color in the context of demographic and social change. He is particularly concerned with educational and cultural justice as outcomes of inquiry and pedagogy. Paris is author of Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (2011), and co-editor of both Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2014) and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (2017). He has published in many academic journals, including the Harvard Educational Review and Educational Researcher.

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