Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered the foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University will host a series of lectures that explore hip hop culture and its legacy.
All lectures are free, open to the public, and will take place in IBES 130, 85 Waterman Street.
Bakari Kitwana – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Author of The Hip-Hop Generation, Executive Director of Rap Sessions, and Co-founder of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention.
Amanda Boston, PhD ’18 – Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University.
Akua Naru in conversation with Tricia Rose – Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Hip Hop Artist and 2018-2019 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow, Hiphop Archive Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University.
Austin Martin ’17 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Founder and CEO of Rhymes with Reason, a digital tool that teaches vocabulary through hip hop.
Tricia Rose is Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University.