Michael Dando

Assistant Professor
Saint Cloud State University

Communication Arts and Literature program at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where he teaches a hip hop studies course as a part of the Honors Program. Mike is also the producer behind the Social Justice Mixtapes, a multimedia series of original, student written, created, produced, and performed hip hop art works focusing on social activism and democratic engagement. Mike has worked with hip hop artists, activists, and educators across the country to combine social justice education and hip hop culture. He has presented to national and international audiences about critical literacy development and hip hop culture throughout the elements and across the content areas. His research and writing explore ways teachers and schools collaborate with communities to build collective, civically engaged, democratic opportunities and systems for social justice education.

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