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Additional Appointments

James A. & Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education Director, Banks Center for Educational Justice

Research Interests

Equity Studies
Qualitative Research Methods
Teacher Education & Research

Django Paris


Django Paris is the inaugural James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice in the College of Education at the University of Washington on Coast Salish homelands.  His teaching and research focus on centering and sustaining Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander youth and communities in the context of ongoing resurgence, decolonization, liberation, and justice movements in and beyond schools. Paris is author of Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (2011), and co-editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2014), Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World  (2017), and Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square (2020). He is also the editor of the new Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies series with Teachers College Press. He has published in many academic journals, including the Harvard Educational Review and Educational Researcher.

Centers and Initiatives