About the Author
The Editors: Joe L. Kincheloe (1950-2008) was the author of over 55 books and hundreds of articles. His most recent book was <I>Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy</I>. His research/teaching involved devising and engaging students in new, more intellectually rigorous, socially just ways of analyzing and researching education. He developed an evolving notion of criticality that constructed innovative ways to cultivate the intellect as it worked in anti-oppressive and affectively engaging ways. With Shirley R. Steinberg, Joe founded the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, which aims to improve the contribution that education makes to social justice and the democratic quality of people’s lives.<BR> Shirley R. Steinberg is the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies, her most recent include: <I>19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City, Second Edition</I> (2010); <I>Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader</I> (2009); <I>Media Literacy: A Reader</I> (2007); the award-winning <I>Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia</I>; with Joe L. Kincheloe, <I>Christotainment: Selling Jesus Through Popular Culture</I> (2009); <I>Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood</I> (2010, 2004); and <I>The Miseducation of the West: How Schools and Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islam World</I> (2004). She directs freireproject.org. She is presently teaching at McGill University.<BR> Christopher D. Stonebanks is Associate Professor of Education and currently the Chair of the Research Ethics Board at Bishop’s University. Raised in North America of mixed Iranian-European descent, he often brings the experience of living life as the Other to his teaching, research, and writing. Recent publications explore the failings of mainstream multiculturalism to recognize the continued prejudices regarding Muslims and those commonly associated with Islam. He is the author of <I>James Bay Cree Students and Higher Education</I> (2008), and co-editor (with Ozlem Sensoy) of <I>Muslim Voices in School</I> (2009).