James Damico


Curriculum and Instruction
Academic Programs:
Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
ED 3230
(812) 856-8267

About Me

I am currently a Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. I received my PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, and my scholarship and teaching center on critical literacies and inquiry-based approaches for working with digital media and complex topics, especially climate change. I am committed to confronting climate denial and advancing ecojustice (www.denialtojustice.com).

In addition to authoring a number of journal articles and book chapters, I am the author of three books: Social Studies as New Literacies: Relational Cosmopolitanism in the Classroom (2011, with co-author, Mark Baildon); Commemorative Literacies and Labors of Justice: Resistance, Reconciliation, and Recovery in Buenos Aires and Beyond (2022, with co-authors, Loren Lybarger and Edward Brudney); and How to Confront Climate Denial: Literacy, Social Studies and Climate Change (2022, with co-author Mark Baildon).

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