Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
March 4, 2009
Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D. was an Indiana University Wells Scholar, who earned a B.A. in Communication and Culture and her PhD from Northwestern, She is and expert on the subject of hip hop and love, and author of the forthcoming book The Gangsta's God: The Quest for respectability in Hip Hop. She is co-editor of the fall 2009 "Hip Hop's Language of Love" a special issue of the journal, Women and Language. Professor Utley teaches courses on hip hop, gender, and rhetorical criticism.