My interests

I am interested in words.  Spoken ones and sung; rapped and written. I am curious to explore hiphopography and the ways that MC-ing style can be viewed as theory.  Postcolonial readings and popular musicology excite me.  I am passionate about the democratic potential of media; old and new.  I deeply love poetry and slam; am endlessly fascinated by identification, gender and creativity.  Great writing annihilates me.  Learning, teaching, reading, writing and research are lifetime pursuits.

My PhD thesis (currently being revised) looks at self-branding by the conscious MCs Urthboy, Ladi6, and K’naan.

I have taught in: Creative Writing, English Literatures, Cultural Studies, Media and Communication Studies, and Sociology.


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