Black Studies

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Black Studies

Faculty

Brown, La Tasha A.

Ph.D. (2011), University of Warwick - Comparative Cultural Studies


Assistant Professor

Department: Black Studies
Office: FOB W7
Phone: (845) 257-2771
E-mail: brownla@newpaltz.edu

Research/Creative Activity

African American History and Culture
Black British Identity and Culture
Intersection of Class, Race, and Gender
Caribbean Black Diaspora Identity and Culture
Popular Culture
Cultural Studies

Publications

“Yaad Hip-Hop.” Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora. Ed. Carole Boyce Davies. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008. History Reference Online. ABC-CLIO. 23 Sep. 2008, 995.

“The Universal Being the Local Without Walls: Yaad/Yard-Hip Hop Identity ~ Reggae and Hip-Hop Music in the African Diasporic.” Centre for Translation & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, UK. Warwick Working Paper Series: Crossing the Disciplines: Explorations at the Interface. 2008.

Works in Progress:
Brown, La Tasha A., ed. MEMORY/POSTMEMORY, MUSIC & IDENTITY: The Construction of a Diasporic Black Caribbean Experience.

“Hyphenated Identities: The Construction of the Bi-Culturality of Children of Jamaican Parentage in Britain and the US, 1960s-1990s.”

“The Socio-Psychological Effects of Memory and Rememory: In the Construction of the Transnational Jamaican Black Identity.”