CULTURAL CRITIC

Dr. Aisha Durham is a cultural critic whose research explores the relationship between media representations and everyday life using autoethnography, performance writing, and Black feminist intersectional approaches refined in hip hop feminism, which she engages in her three books, including her NCA award-winning monograph Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. The former Fulbright-Hays Faculty Fellow to Brazil recently keynoted talks about hip hop feminism in Germany and Japan and is a recipient of the Marsha Houston Award  and the Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award while serving as a cultural advisory board member for The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap.

 

As a Professor of Communication and Media at the University of South Florida, Durham’s latest research is featured in Communication, Culture, and Critique, the Community Literacy Journal, and the Handbook of Autoethnography. To democratize knowledge, Durham continues to write public scholarship and provide cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as the Tampa Bay Times, NPR, and CNN. 

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