The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute

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Professor Marcyliena Morgan will introduce students and researchers in Oxford to The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center (Harvard), the motivation behind its creation, its institutional structure, areas of research, and emphasis on the three targets ‘Build, Respect, Represent’. The Hiphop Archive was established in 2002, and its mission is to facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture, and responsible leadership through hip hop.

Professor Marcyliena Morgan is the archive’s founding director and a professor in the Department of African American Studies (Harvard). She is the author of many publications that focus on youth, gender, language, culture, identity, sociolinguistics, discourse and interaction, including Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2002), The Real Hiphop - Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the Underground (Duke University Press, 2008), and Speech Communities(Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Chair: Dr Imaobong Umoren (Faculty of History)
Respondents: Dr Lloyd Pratt (Faculty of English) and Professor Fiona Macintosh (Faculty of Classics). Further panellists TBC.


Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century
Planned Violence

Contact name: Elleke Boehmer
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Audience: Open to all