Please join us for an upcoming Ethnoise! workshop on Thursday, January 26th, at 4:30 in Goodspeed Hall, Room 402.
Dr. Nitasha Sharma (Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University) will present a paper titled “Post-9/11 Brown: U.S. South Asian Rappers and a Critique of U.S. Empire.”
This talk draws from Dr. Sharma’s decade-long ethnographic research on South Asian American, or desi, hip hop artists. This multimedia presentation expands her book’s focus on South Asian/Black relations to a transnational scale by drawing upon recent examples of music made by desi rappers who make links with revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Sharma is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University and she is the author of Hip Hop Desis (Duke University Press, 2010).