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2017 State System Summit

Session 26

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Hip Hop as Site of Integration or Exploitation

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM

This presentation comes out of work done in a literature course themed on hip hop culture. It explores rap music as a cultural intersection among marginalized perspectives and mainstream consumers. Includes historical context of hip hop movement; shifting messages and demographics of those creating and consuming rap music; Intersectional lens applied to artists and lyrics to understand the extent to which the genre voices marginalized perspectives or exploits them.


Chamapuwa Tinago, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Caleb Corkery, Associate Professor of English at Millersville University
Dr. Corkery teaches in the English Department at Millersville University. His area of specialty is the intersection of rhetoric and race. He also has taught reading, writing, and critical inquiry in the Millersville Scholars Program for the past five years.

Skyler Gibbon, Sophomore majoring in English at Millersville University

Evelyn Dais, Freshman majoring in Biology at Millersville University

Stassy Bonhomme, Freshman majoring in Biology at Millersville University

Elizabeth Wright, Freshman majoring in Biology at Millersville University

Diavian Gunner, Freshman majoring in Music at Millersville University

Sandra Molina-Hill, Freshman majoring in Early Childhood Education at Millersville University