Dr. Mike Hajimichael is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia. His Ph.D. was in Cultural Studies at The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) in Birmingham, England. CCCS was an important experience as it defined many aspects of his academic, cultural and political perspectives. In addition, Mike is 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. He 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 on Nice Up Radio (USA) and writes as a music freelancer for UK Vibe Magazine.