Hip-Hop Culture Expert To Speak at Stonehill
March 11, 2013
This semester's Salameno Lecture at Stonehill College will feature Brown University professor Tricia Rose who will discuss her latest book "THE HIP HOP WARS: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters." The book explores the roles hip-hop artists play today in shaping racial and gender images, perceptions and policies. The event will take place on Monday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. All are welcome to attend.
"Hip Hop Wars" also tackles how society talks about hip-hop, taking on critics and defenders alike for evading the heart of the issues that surround the genre today. Rose is most well-known for her ground-breaking book on the emergence of hip-hop culture, titled "Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America." It is considered a foundational text for the study of hip-hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study.
"Black Noise" won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995. It was also voted among the top 25 books of 1995 by the "Village Voice" and in 1999 was listed by >Black Issues in Higher Education as one of its "Top Books of the Twentieth Century." Rose is also the co-editor of the youth music and youth culture collection titled "Microphone Fiends."
At Brown, she is a Professor of Africana Studies, specializing in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social history, popular culture, gender and sexuality.
Born and raised in New York City, she graduated from Yale University where she received a BA in Sociology and then received her Ph.D. from Brown University in American Studies. She has previously taught at NYU and UC Santa Cruz.
About the Salameno Lecture
The Salameno Lecture Series in History was created through the generosity of trustees Lawrence and Theresa Salameno, who sponsored the first endowed chair in the College's history. The Salameno's generosity allows Stonehill to bring some of the country's foremost scholars to campus.
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