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.