Aisha Durham is a cultural critic who uses auto/ethnography, performance writing, and intersectional approaches refined in Black feminist thought to analyze media representations of racialized gender. Durham is the co-editor and author of three books, including her award-winning book, Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture.




Durham writes public scholarship for Aster(ix): A Journal of Literature, Art and Criticism, and provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, Complex, and Haaretz.


Durham is the 2021 recipient of the Marsha Houston Award (National Communication Association), Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award (Honorable Mention, University of South Florida, Office of Graduate Studies), and the Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award (National Communication Association and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction). 

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