Tha Global Cipha: Hip Hop Culture and Consciousness

The Bunche Center for African American Studies presents a discussion and book signing by Professor H. Samy Alim.

Friday, June 01, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
135 Haines Hall
UCLA campus
enter Westholme and Hilgard
Los Angeles, CA 90095

H. Samy Alim is an Assistant Professor in the UCLA Department of Anthropology and he will present on Tha Global Cipha: Hip Hop Culture and Consciousness.

H. Samy Alim is author of You know my steez: An ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of a Black American speech community, The language of hip hop culture and co-author of Street conscious rap. After teaching in Duke University's Linguistics Program, Dr. Alim has joined the UCLA Department of Anthropology. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. A former editor of The Black Arts Quarterly, his research on the language, culture, poetics and education of the Hip Hop Nation has appeared in American Speech, The Journal of English Linguistics, B'ma: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, and The Black Arts Quarterly (ed. two special issues on Hip Hop Culture in the US and international contexts, 2001), as well as numerous book chapters. Alim has been awarded a Fulbright research grant focusing on shaabi music -- the street language, culture and verbal art of urban Cairo -- and Hip Hop Culture in Egypt. He has given a lecture series about Hip Hop Culture to the Cairo Linguists Group and to the United States Embassy in Egypt. 

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.

For more information please contact:

Bunche Center for African American Studies

Tel: 310-825-7403

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.