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Michael S. Cummings University of Colorado at Denver, USA

Michael S. Cummings is professor of political science and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Denver. A graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, he received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford. He has published many articles and two co-edited books on communal and utopian studies, as well as a 1999 co-edited book, The Transformation of U.S. Unions: Voices, Visions, and Strategies from the Grassroots. His 2001 book, Beyond Political Correctness: Social Transformation in the United States, was named the “Outstanding Book in Transformational and Ecological Politics” by the American Political Science Association’s organized section in Ecological and Transformational Politics. Since the 1980s, he has been a non-partisan public advocate for youth rights and empowerment.