Michael Viola

Core Faculty
BA Degree Completion - Liberal Studies, Graduate Programs in Leadership and Change
206-268-4402

Education

BS, University of California, Davis
MA, University of Oregon, Eugene
MPA, University of Oregon, Eugene
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Relevant Experience

Michael Viola’s research interests traverse the fields of critical pedagogy, critical theories of race, cultural studies, political economy, and transnational social movements. He is co-author of Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader (2009), a publication that explores the intersecting histories of the immigrant rights and the labor movements in 20th century Los Angeles.

He is also co-editor of Hip-Hop(e): The Cultural Practice and Critical Pedagogy of International Hip-Hop (2012).

Viola is currently working on a research project that explores the historical and contemporary contributions of Filipino/a Americans to critical theory and global social movements. He joined the core faculty of Antioch University, Seattle in 2012.

Publications

Viola, Michael. (2014). “Toward A Filipino Critical Pedagogy: Exposure Programs to the Philippines and the Politicization of Melissa Roxas” Journal of Asian American Studies, Volume 17, Number 1.

Porfilio, B. & Viola, M. (2012). Hip Hop(e): The Cultural Practice and Critical Pedagogy of International Hip-Hop. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Viola, Michael. (2012). “Philip Vera Cruz.” in Gary Okihiro, ed., Great Lives from History: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Salem Press.

Viola, Michael. (2012). “Epifanio San Juan, Jr.” in Gary Okihiro, ed., Great Lives from History: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Salem Press.

Wong, K. & Viola, M. Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader. (2009). Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education.

Viola, M. (2009). “Embodying the Critical Pedagogy of Peter McLaren: The Cultural Expression of Papo de Asis and the Philippine Diaspora.” in Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, ed., Peter McLaren, Education, and the Struggle for Liberation: Education as Revolution. Hampton Press.

Viola, Michael. (2009). “The Filipinization of Critical Pedagogy: Widening the Scope of Critical Educational Theory” Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, Volume 7, Number 1.

Viola, Michael. (2009). Literature review of In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race, Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World and U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines by Epifanio San Juan, Jr. Socialism and Democracy, Volume 23, No. 1.

Viola, Michael. (2006). “Hip-Hop and Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy: Blue Scholarship to Challenge ‘The Miseducation of the Filipino.’” Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, Volume 4, Number 2

Viola, Michael. (2006). “Filipino American Hip-Hop and Class Consciousness: Renewing the Spirit of Carlos Bulosan.” Monthly Review Zine.

Affiliations

  • Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Critical Educational and Policy Studies (JCEPS)
  • Member, Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS)
  • Member, Philippine – United States Solidarity Organization (PUSO)