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Dr. Aisha Durham is a Black feminist cultural critic. Her research explores the relationship between media representations and everyday life using autoethnography, performance writing, and hip hop feminist media studies, which she engages in with international talks in Japan, Germany, and Brazil and in her three books, including her NCA award-winning monograph Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. 

Durham is a Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the University of South Florida. She is a former faculty fellow for Fulbright-Hays (Brazil), advisory board member for the hip hop anthology by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a recipient of the Marsha Houston Award (NCA) and the Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award (ISAN). Durham’s latest research is featured in Communication, Culture, and Critique, the Community Literacy Journal, and the Handbook of Autoethnography.

To democratize knowledge, Durham writes public scholarship and provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, NPR, CNN, Haaretz, The Times (of London), and Ms. Magazine.

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