Research

My work consists of scholarly & non scholarly publications, on both popular culture in Africa & African migrant experiences. This includes 3 books (Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati, Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers, and Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism). The more recent articles and book chapters include “African Women Hip-Hop Artists Representing Transnational Identities: … Continue reading Research

The Hip Hop African Blog & Podcast

This is an initiative that initially began as an in class assignment for students in the Hip Hop in Africa course. The course is a joint course taught with students at Howard University and George Washington University, taking the course together. Students must come together in groups of two or three and select a research topic related to the course. Students are also allowed to do … Continue reading The Hip Hop African Blog & Podcast

Hip Hop in Africa Class

Hip Hop and Popular Culture/Social Change in Africa at Howard University and George Washington University In 2015 I created a course on Hip Hop in Africa at Howard University. The course has received strong enrollment numbers, averaging 30 students per semester. In 2018, the course was also offered at George Washington University. The course meets weekly and combines the classes on both campuses so that … Continue reading Hip Hop in Africa Class