James Chiyoki Ikeda is an educator, historian, and artist based in Quincy, MA.

Ikeda teaches history and philosophy, coaches youth poetry, co-founded the Boston-based arts and civic education collective The Bummer City Historical Society, performs original history lectures with an improvisational chamber orchestra as MCtheProfessor.GOV, and performs acoustic punk music all around the United States under the name The Michael Character.

Ikeda is also a graduate student in the History Department at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His research interests include Intellectual History, the Black Radical Tradition, the US Third World Left, and the Politics of Transnational Solidarity.

Ikeda will be co-teaching a course on activism with Proshot Kalami as part of Team Harmony’s Virtual Institute for Activism in 2021.