Donaldo Macedo Bibliography Generator

Faculty & Staff

Donaldo Macedo, PhD, EdD

Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education

Areas of Expertise

Literacy and critical pedagogy, linguistics, and multicultural education.


PhD, Boston University, Language Behavior
EdD, Boston University, Applied Psycholinguistics
MA, New York University, Spanish Literature
BA, University of Massachusetts Boston, Spanish

Professional Publications & Contributions

  • Paulo Freire, Ana Maria Araujo Freire, Walter F. de Oliveira, and Donaldo Macedo. Pedagogy of Solidarity. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Publishers, 2014.
  • Donaldo Macedo. Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know. Expanded edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2006.
  • Howard Zinn with Donaldo Macedo. Howard Zinn on Democratic Education. Herndon, VA: Paradigm Publishers, 2005.
  • Donaldo Macedo and Panayota Gounari (Eds.). Globalization of Racism. Herndon, VA: Paradigm Publishers, 2005.
  • Donaldo Macedo (Ed.). Noam Chomsky on Miseducation. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004.
  • Donaldo Macedo, Panayota Gounari, and Bessie Dendrinos. The Hegemony of English. Herndon, VA: Paradigm Publishers, 2003.
  • Paulo Freire and Donaldo Macedo. Ideology Matters. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002.
  • Donaldo Macedo and Lilia Bartolome. Dancing With Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Additional Information

A critical theorist, linguist, and expert on literacy and education studies, Macedo is the founder and former chair of the Applied Linguistics Master of Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Macedo has been a central figure in the field of critical pedagogy for more than 20 years. His work with Paulo Freire broke new theoretical ground, as it helped to develop a critical understanding of the ways in which language, power, and culture contribute to the positioning and formation of human experience and learning. Macedo was Freire’s chief translator and English language interpreter. His published dialogues with Paulo Freire are considered classic works not only for their elucidation of Freire’s theories of literacy but also for adding a more critical and theoretically advanced dimension to the study of literacy and critical pedagogy. Macedo’s and Freire’s coauthored book, Literacy: Reading the World and the Word, is central to critical literacy in that it redefines the very nature and terrain of literacy and critical pedagogy.

Professor Macedo has published more than one hundred articles, books, and book chapters in the areas of linguistics, critical literacy, and multicultural education. His publications have been translated into several languages.

In 2003, Macedo was named a member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi—International Society in Education, one of the world’s most prestigious awards in education. Past recipients of this award include Albert Einstein (1950), Walter Lippman (1960), Margaret Mead (1962), Charles E. Skinner (1966), and Jean Piaget (1974). The award recognizes Macedo’s scholarly contributions over the years and the influence his work has had both in the United States and abroad.

Donaldo Macedo has received numerous accolades over the years, but his proudest accomplishment is the more than $30M he has secured in grants, which have enabled him to award an average of 75 scholarships annually since 1981. Macedo’s scholarships support students who would not be able to pursue their university studies without such assistance. His reward has been the gratitude of these students, many of whom are immigrants and who say that their lives were transformed by Macedo’s efforts, as they are now university professors, authors, doctors, lawyers, educators, and policymakers in the United States and abroad.


Courses taught:

APLING 623 Sociolinguistics

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