Mike Hajimichael is an Associate Professor at The University of Nicosia in the Department of Communications. His PhD was in Cultural Studies at The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) in England. CCCS was an important experience as it defined many aspects of his academic, cultural and political perspectives. Besides being an academic Mike is also a performance poet, recording artist, DJ, radio presenter and freelance writer. These experiences have enhanced and informed his writing and research for the last two decades. Recent conference engagements include the Art and Social Justice conferences Durban (2010), Nicosia (2011) and Gernika (2012); Art of Record Production, Leeds (2010) and San Francisco (2011); and The International Reggae Conference, Kingston, Jamaica (2013); and ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology, Fort Hare, South Africa (2014). Mike is particularly interested in art and social justice, media literacy, citizens media, colonial writing/texts, applied ethnomusicology and the impact of technology on creative musical processes. He also produces 2 weekly radio shows ‘Outernational’ and “In Session” broadcast on 5 different stations worldwide.