Marcyliena Morgan is a Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Founding Director of The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. She earned both her B.A. and her M.A. degrees at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She obtained an additional M.A. in linguistics at the University of Essex, England and her PhD through the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written extensively on gender, feminism and sexuality in Hiphop culture. She is launching a project on the HARI website on Women in Hiphop and a campaign called Stand up for Women and Girls.
She is the author of many works that focus on youth, gender, racism, language, culture, identity, sociolinguistics, discourse and interaction, including the Daedulus (2011) publication “Hiphop and the Global Imprint of a Black Cultural Form” (with Dionne Bennett), Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and her book The Real Hiphop – Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the Underground (Duke University Press, 2008). Her most recent book publication is Speech Communities with Cambridge University Press (2014).
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Rhymes: Eddie Kendricks, "Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need," Dinah Washington, "It's a Mean Old Man's World," John Coltrane, "Acknowledgement," Gil Scott-Heron, "I Think I'll Call It Morning," Junior M.A.F.I.A., "Get Money," and Reflection Eternal, "Four Women"