Ad carson, the student who created a 34-track album for his college dissertation, is now a hip-hop professor at university of virginia. In a perfect career move, the phd student who rapped his dissertation is now a professor of hip-hop a d carson graduated from the university of clemson with a phd in rhetorics, communication and information design in 2017 and made headlines by releasing a 34-track entitled “owning my masters. Carson's doctoral dissertation, a 34-track rap album, went viral this fall, he'll teach hip-hop history and composition in the hope of giving his students tools to engage in difficult conversations. Title of dissertation: the critical cultural cypher: hip hop's role in engaging students in a discourse of enlightenment adee williams, doctor of philosophy, 2007 dissertation directed by: associate professor marvin lynn department of education hip hop culture has been much maligned in. A senior student at harvard will be graduating with an a- after submitting a hip- hop album as his dissertation 20-year-old obasi shaw called the 10-track album liminal minds and says it combines elements of middle english poetry with issues of racial identity in america he says it was inspired by.
If the committee isn't familiar with the culture then they probably can't provide a proper analysis of the merits of his work as a person who's developed and currently teaches two different college-level hip hop classes, i'm very interested in the outcome the possibility of presenting one's dissertation via a. This ethnographic study contributes to the growing body of literature in cultural studies and critical pedagogy by showing how knowledge, power, and student interpretations are negotiated and renegotiated as hip-hop culture becomes a part of the official curriculum in “hip-hop lit,” a hip-hop centered english literature class. Hip-hop music has long been revered for showcasing nuanced messages about marginalized communities nas' 1994 debut studio album “illmatic” is praised as a seminal, lyrical portrayal of life in new york city meanwhile, beyonce's 2016 album “lemonade” was heralded for its powerful messages.
Ad carson grew up in decatur, graduated from millikin university, and earned a master's degree here at the university of illinois springfield he's now a phd candidate at clemson university, where today he's defending his dissertation -- a hip-hop project that's gone viral one word of warning: the music. Throughout the sit-in, mr carson says he was working on his dissertation, and hoping that it would not only satisfy the committee but also spark a larger discussion about race, hip-hop culture, and activism mr carson spoke with the chronicle on friday after defending his dissertation the following. A phd candidate created a different kind of dissertation looks like with his own rap music ad carson is a student in clemson university studying rhetorics, communication and information design, and his 34-track hip hop album titled owning my masters: the rhetorics of rhymes and revolutions explores.
The influence of hip-hop culture on the communication skills of students as perceived by teachers at selected high schools in houston, texas a dissertation by edmond ron kelley submitted to the office of graduate studies of texas a&m university in partial fulfillment of. A clemson university phd candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album ad carson wanted to use hip -hop and spoken word to explore the areas of identity, justice economics, citizenship and language for his rhetorics, communication and. Loved this discussion you guys -- and dr carson's hip-hop dissertation is way off the chain as far as i'm concerned unique user name • 9 months ago i agree way off sundaze • 9 months ago what does off the chain really mean r j clark studio-gallery • 9 months ago jazz, folk, classical and rock.