paris_headshot_iiDjango Paris, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at Michigan State University, has been awarded an Early Career Achievement Award for 2012 by the National Conference for Research on Language and Literacy
in recognition of his outstanding record of publications, commitment to innovation in theory and practice, and understanding of the complexity of teaching and learning literacy across educational settings.

Among his many publications is Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (Cambridge University Press, 2011).