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Michael McGuire is an artist and academic based at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia whose PhD research focuses on the intersections of education and hip hop culture in Atlantic Canada.


Hip Hop​

The history of hip hop in Atlantic Canada and the hyperlocalization of hip hop in global contexts.


Critical and culturally relevant pedagogy, Hip Hop Based Education, curriculum design. 

Cultural Studies

Applying critical theory to the study of contemporary music and culture.

Ergodic Literature

Exploring the intersections of remixing, literature, and digital humanities.



2017 - present

Mount Saint Vincent University

PhD candidate in Educational Studies

2008 - 2011

Dalhousie University

M.Arts in History

“How the East Coast Rocks: A History of Hip Hop in Halifax, 1985-1998"

2004 - 2007

Mount Saint Vincent University

B.Arts in History (Advanced major, with distinction)

Minor: Peace & Conflict Studies

1999 - 2000

Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

Audio Engineering

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