diverse learners and educational equity, literacy education, secondary education, urban education
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 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 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 chair of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standing Committee on Research. Paris is also the associate director of the Bread Loaf School of English, a summer graduate program of Middlebury College.
Author of Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (2011, Cambridge)
Co-Editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2014, SAGE)