Mike 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. Mike is particularly interested in art and social justice, media literacy, citizen’s media, colonial writing/texts, applied ethnomusicology, media representation and semiotics, and the impact of technology on creative musical processes. He also produces a weekly radio show online in London on LockDown Radio UK and writes as a music freelancer for UK Vibe Magazine. Linked in page.