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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
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Andreana Clay, “Feelin’ Mighty Real: Race, Space, and Identity in the Castro”

Dawn-Elissa Fischer, “Bay Area Hiphop Politics and Police”

Mako Fitts, “‘Third World Wide’: Transnational Narratives of Resistance Amidst Seattle’s Growth Machine”

Shana L. Redmond, “The Last Anthem: Police Power and the Prophesy
of Rebellion in L.A.”

Moderator: Deborah Vargas


Andreana Clay

Andreana Clay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University. Her recent article, “Working Day and Night: Black Masculinity and the King of Pop,” was published in the Journal of Popular Music in March and her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post-Civil Rights Politics will be released in 2012 from NYU Press.   Abstract: | | "Feelin' Mighty Real: Race... Read More →

Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at SFSU, where she teaches courses on black popular culture, information technology and visual ethnography. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, she is completing two manuscripts entitled Blackness, Race and Gender Politics in Japanese Hiphop and Methods to Floss, Theories to Flow: Hiphop Research, Aesthetics and Activism. She co-directs the award-winning project BAHHRS... Read More →

Mako Fitts

Mako Fitts is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She is the co-founder of Women Who Rock: Making Scenes Building Communities, an annual Seattle-based conference of activists, scholars, musicians and artists that promote dialogue about women, music and social justice.   Abstract: | | ""Third World Wide": Transnational Narratives of Resistance Amidst Seattle's Growth... Read More →

Shana Redmond

Shana L. Redmond is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is interested in black political cultures within the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.   Abstract: | | "The Last Anthem: Police Power and the Prophesy of Rebellion in L.A." In 1989 Spike Lee released his film Do the Right Thing, which captures the lead-up to and effects of urban unrest in segregated Brooklyn... Read More →

Deborah Vargas

Deborah Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her first book Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Vargas has contributed oral histories of several singers she has researched for the Smithsonian Institution Latino Music Oral History Project.   Abstract: | | "Feminist and Queer Studies of... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012