Society & Culture

Michael J. Dumas


Michael J. Dumas is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education and the African American Studies Department. He earned a Ph.D. in Urban Education with an emphasis in social and educational policy studies from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research sits at the intersection(s) of the cultural politics of Black education, the cultural political economy of urban education, and the futurity of Black childhood(s).

Kris Gutiérrez


Kris D. Gutiérrez is Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture. She was most recently a professor of Learning Sciences/Literacy and the Inaugural Provost’s Chair, University of Colorado, Boulder and Professor Emerita of Social Research Methodology at GSE&IS at UCLA. Professor Gutiérrez is a national leader in education, with an emphasis in literacy, learning sciences, and interpretive and design-based approaches to inquiry.

Hossein Ayazi


Hossein Ayazi is a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. His work addresses US and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, ​US settler colonialism and imperialism, and social movements. As part of the Global Justice program, he has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and global dynamics of forced migration.

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