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Django Paris

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Stanford University
 329 Erickson
Django Paris is an assistant professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. He is also a core faculty member in the African American and African Studies Program and affiliated faculty in the Native American Institute. His teaching and research focus on understanding and sustaining languages, literacies, and literatures among youth of color in changing urban schools and communities. 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), co-editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2013), and has published in many academic journals, including the Harvard Educational Review and Educational Researcher. He is a current member and incoming chair of the NCTE Standing Committee on Research and is a member of the AERA Social Justice Action Committee. Paris is also the associate director of the Bread Loaf School of English, a summer graduate program of Middlebury College.

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