Professor of African and African American Studies
Founding Executive Director, Hiphop Archive and Research Institute
Hiphop and the Global Influence of American Cultural Politics
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm
Storer Auditorium / UM School of Business Administration
5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Join us at 6:00PM for a celebration of Hiphop with a live DJ
and an open b-boy/girl cypher to kick off the lecture.
Pre-event performances and exhibitions presented by:
Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies, is founding executive director of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. She has conducted field research on the African Diaspora, as well as on identity and language in the USA, England, and the Caribbean. Her books include Discourse and Power in African American Culture (2002), The Real Hiphop: Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the Underground (2008), and Speech Communities (2014). Professor Morgan teaches classes on hiphop, the ethnography of communications, representation in the media, language and identity, race, class, and gender. She has received major grants from the Ford Foundation and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“In The Real Hiphop, Marcyliena Morgan has written a brilliant account of the origins of hiphop and the process through which it is created and evolves, from its most elemental and raw forms into the highly processed and polished versions that have become the lingua franca of popular American culture. Morgan – the founder of the world’s only hiphop archive – raises the analysis of hiphop to an entirely new level of scholarship, explicating it as a linguistic, sociological, and political phenomenon.”
— Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University