Michael J. Myers II

Michael J. Myers II

Michael J. Myers II

Doctoral Candidate

Contact:
E: mjm2@berkeley.edu

Biography

Michael J. Myers II is from Buffalo, New York. A first-generation college student, Michael graduated with honors from SUNY Buffalo State with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He then went on to earn an M.P.A. from SUNY Binghamton and an M.S. Ed in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the following: combative self-manumission, fugitivity, Black piracy, and armed Black struggle. Michael bounds these broad interests by engaging the works of Sylvia Wynter to think through the role of violence in creating new ontological understandings of the Human.

In addition to his scholarly interests, Michael enjoys listening to Jay Z and Clipse, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, learning quantum physics, traveling, and riding his motorcycle.