When I Say “Hip”, You Say “Hop”?: The Politics of Urban Arts, Culture and Knowledge within the Academy

Academic Year: 
2018 to 2019

Marcus White | Assistant Professor of Dance | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Mako Ward | Lecturer of Women and Gender Studies | School of Social Transformation

Charles Norton | School of Anthropology | University of Arizona / Affiliate Appointment ASU

Mathew Sandoval | Honors Faculty Fellow | Barrett Honors College

The primary function of this research cluster is to unpack complex questions connected to hip-hop and urban cultural production in framing and reframing Phoenix and the US/American Southwest. The consortium of ASU faculty, scholars, artists, students, and community members connect monthly in the Sonoran Desert around a series of themes that deeply investigate some of the ethical implications of urban arts knowledges and culture as a research and educational framework in relationship to the humanities, performing arts, liberal arts and sciences.

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