Welcome to the Cypher!

Course Description 

Students explore Hip Hop Culture’s history, aesthetics, and politics, particularly in relation to gender and sexuality, from an intersectional feminist perspective.

Class Format

Our class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am-10:45am in HUM 113.

Class Reading

We have one required book for this course that is available at the bookstore and for loan at the library:

Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora
By Jessica N. Pabón-Colón

You must complete readings before the class session for which they are assigned. 

Required readings from sources other than our textbook will be posted listed as PDF or Online on the Reading & Meeting Schedule







Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will:

  • identify and analyze the aesthetic, social, historical, and political dynamics of Hip Hop culture from a feminist perspective
  • demonstrate critical reading and writing competency in feminist Hip Hop and Hip Hop feminism
  • engage in digital feminism on a variety of platforms (dependent on the semester)

  • create Hip Hop inspired art/music/activist projects


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