Darius Johnson, M.A.
2015 SELI Fellow
Darius Johnson is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a B.A. in music. He also holds an M.A. in musicology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.A.T. in elementary education from National-Louis University in Chicago. His research interests focus on issues of race, equity, and culture in education, academic and social justice-oriented identity formation of students of color, and the use of critical literacy and critical pedagogical practices in out-of-school contexts. In the summer of 2015, he traveled to Cuba to study aspects of the Cuban education system as a MSU College of Education Enhancement of Global Understanding Fellow. He also joined the E-SToPP team as a 2015 Southern Education Leadership Initiative Fellow. He is now a member of E-SToPP’s Advisory Board.