Cultural studies professor to speak at Purdue on women in 'Hip-Hop'

March 14, 2013  

Reiland Rabaka

Reiland Rabaka
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Reiland Rabaka, an associate professor of African, African American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will speak on March 20 at Purdue University on "The Hip-Hop Women's Movement."

The talk, titled "The Hip-Hop Women's Movement: From R&B Divas and the Sisters of the Civil Rights Movement to Female Rappers in the Hip Hop Movement," will be at 7 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 214. The Purdue Black Cultural Center and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence are sponsoring the presentation.

Rabaka also is an affiliate professor in the Women and Gender Studies program and a research fellow at the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  His teaching experience includes several graduate faculty appointments in the College of Music, departments of Sociology and Religious Studies, the School of Education and the Critical Theory Program at UC-Boulder. 

Rabaka has published 10 books, his research has been published in several journals and he is an editorial board member of the Journal of African American Studies, among others. His social, cultural and political commentaries and analysis have been featured on major TV news networks and online sources.   

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855,

Source: Renee Thomas, 765-494-3091,

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