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Hiphop Archive Fellows | 2013 - 2014

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The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute Announces Professor Mark Anthony Neal and Professor Christopher Emdin as the 2013 - 2014 Hiphop Archive and Research Institute Fellows at Harvard University


Mark Anthony Neal
MAN Fellow.jpgMark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and the author of the following books: What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002), Songs in the Keys of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation (2003) New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity (2005) and the forthcoming Looking for Leroy: (Il)Legible Black Masculinities. Neal is also the co-editor (with Murray Forman) of That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (2004). The 2nd Edition of That's The Joint! was published in the Fall of 2011.

Professor Neal is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio Neal is also the host of the weekly webcast 'Left of Black' and a regular columnist for theLoop21.com. He was named Hip-Hop Scholar of the Year, Words, Beats and Life Foundation in 2012.

Christoper Emdin

Chris Emdin.jpgChristopher Emdin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center. He is author of the book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, and also a columnist for the Huffington Post, where he writes the "Emdin 5" series. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences, and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. 

Dr. Emdin has coauthored proposals to start New York City Public Schools, taught middle school mathematics and general science, and high school physics, and chemistry. He has also been a researcher on many NSF funded research projects in mathematics and science education. He was recently awarded the "Best paper for Innovation in Teaching" by the The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) and was named  "Groundbreaking Educator" by Arrive Magazine. 


How To Apply To The Fellowship Program
The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute Fellowship provides a residential appointment at the Hutchins Center. This resident appointment provides considerable benefits, including the following: office space, computer and technology support in Harvard Square, use of a research assistant and full access to the extensive research and library resources of Harvard University. Further information about the Hutchins Center and an Archive Fellow's joint appointment may be found here: http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/fellows-program and http://hiphoparchive.org/hha-fellow-application-process.


If you would like more information about this topic please contact Alvin Carter at 617-496-8885 or abcarter@fas.harvard.edu


Mark Anthony Neal - Author Meets The Critics Pimps Up, Ho's Down Panel

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Chris Emdin on Hiphop, the Obama Effect & Urban Science Education

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Interview with Previous HHA Fellow Theodore Miller

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Interview with Previous HHA Fellow Jocelyn Wilson

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Interview with HHA Fellow Jaqueline Santos

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