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The founder of Hip Hop Scholars, James Braxton Peterson, Ph.D., will discuss youth cultures during a presentation titled “Hip Hop Culture and the Practice of Inclusion,” on Nov. 16 at 7:15 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall, on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Hip Hop Scholars, LLC, is an association of hip-hop generational scholars dedicated to researching and developing the cultural and educational potential of hip-hop, urban and youth cultures.
Peterson is the director of Africana Studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of several books, “The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture,” “Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners” and “Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist.”
Peterson also hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY. “The Remix” is a podcast that engages issues at the intersection of race, politics and popular culture. Peterson has written for Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters and The Daily Beast. He is a media commentator and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News and other networks as an expert on race, politics and popular culture.
The presentation is part of a symposium on race and culture sponsored by the College to encourage thoughtful and healthy discussions about race, culture and inclusion among faculty and students in classrooms and facilitated discussions.