Section 0753 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019
The above section is part of the Umoja Program where students will receive strong support from faculty and peers. Students selecting this section are strongly encouraged to also enroll in HIST 30, #1041 and/or COUN 10, #0263. The above class includes 2 hrs/wk instruction in a computer classroom.
Section 6826 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section is part of the Umoja Program where students will receive strong support from faculty and peers. Students selecting this section are strongly encouraged to also enroll in HIST 21, TTh 1:30-3pm (section #8244 ) and/or COUN 80, T 12-1:15 pm (section #4893 ).
Ph.D, American Culture Studies—December 2015
Bowling Green State University
Dissertation Title: “The New Deal to the New Majority: How SDS Failed to Realign the Largest Political Coalition in the 20th Century”
Dr. Michael Hale is a professor of English at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he is the co-coordinator of the Umoja Learning Community, faculty adviser to the Black Student Union, and faculty mentor to M.E.Ch.A. He is a long-time social justice activist with an interest in racial justice, immigrant rights, and organized labor. Originally from Los Angeles, he studied American literature along with Chicano/a Studies and Central American Studies at Cal State Northridge and UCLA. At Cal State Northridge, he was involved in MEChA and CAUSA, and he was the director of political education for the Associated Student Government. He moved to Ohio to finish his Ph.D. in American Culture Studies. While in Ohio, he was the Director of Communications for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (AFL-CIO) and a neighborhood team leader for Organizing for America. His dissertation focused on post-WWII social movements in the United States. Michael received tenure at SRJC in Spring of 2017.
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”-James Baldwin
. . . Creo que el mundo es bello,
que la poesía es como el pan, de todos.
Y que mis venas no terminan en mí
sino en la sangre unánime
de los que luchan por la vida,
el paisaje y el pan,
la poesía de todos.
Presentations and Publications:
SRJC Campus Talks
- Between the World and Me: Faculty Panel Discussion (April 2017)
- Anti-Colonial Poetry from Latin America (Sept 2016)
- ‘And That Is Because I Am Wounded’: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Emphasis on Vulnerability in Between the World and Me (Oct 2016)
- Keynote: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Politics of Post-Civil Rights Radicalism (Oct 2016)
- 100 Years of Solitude: A Faculty Panel Discussion (March 2016)
- Tribute to Eduardo Galeano: A Celebration of his life and writing (May 2015)
- Keynote: Between Civil Rights and Black Power: James Baldwin’s prophetic vision “to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country…” (Mar 2015)
- Panel Discussion: How are James Baldwin's Idea Relevant Today (Apr 2015)
- Documentary Film: The Price of the Ticket and Panel Discussion (Apr 2015)
- “Obama the Class Warrior? The New Right and Discussions of Class in the U.S.” American Association of Geographers 2012
- “Anti-Immigrant Movement, the White Working Class, and Immigration Reform: A Dialogue.” Working Class Studies Conference 2011
- “Are We at a Crossroads in Cultural Theory?” American Studies Symposium 2011 Purdue Univ.
- “Challenging the Re-Emergence of Xenophobia” American Education Studies Association Conference 2008: (Chair of Panel)
- “Teaching the Immigration Debate” American Education Studies Association Conference 2008
- “Teaching the Immigration Debate in a Predominately Working Class, African American Classroom.” Re-Thinking Marxism 2006
- “The Representation of Women in Proletarian Literature.” Working Class Studies Conference Youngstown 2006
- “Pedro Mir and His Song to Cilo.” Working Class Studies Conference 2004
- "Xenophobia in Schools." Special Colloquium 2011 Univ. of Toledo. Journal release celebration and panel discussion for Educational Studies 47.4
- “Post-modernism and Its Discontents” Battle Ground States Conference 2011 Bowling Green State University
- “The Long March to Immigration Reform in the US.” Ohio Latin Americanist Conference 2011 BGSU
- “Xenophobia in Schools." Foundations of Education Symposium 2009 University of Toledo
“What’s Left in the Immigration Debate.” Latino/a Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University 2007
Peer Reviewed Journals
- Hale, Michael, Martha Kransdorf and Lynne Hamer. "Introduction to the Special Issue: Xenophobia in Schools." Educational Studies 47.4 (2011): 317-322.
- Hale, Michael. "Teaching the Immigration Debate in Freshman Composition." Radical Teacher, no. 84, (Apr. 2009): pp. 18-30
Co-Edited a Special Issue of Educational Studies: Hale, Michael, Martha Kransdorf and Lynne Hamer. “Xenophobia in Schools." Educational Studies 47.4 (2011).