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Django Paris

 Associate Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Stanford University
 306 Erickson
Django Paris is an associate 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 both the Chicano/Latino Studies Program and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. His teaching and research focus on understanding and sustaining languages, literacies, and literatures among youth 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), co-editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2014), and has published in many academic journals, including the Harvard Educational Review and Educational Researcher. Paris was a 2013-2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and, in 2015, he was awarded the AERA Division G Early Career Award for research in the social contexts of education.

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