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Saturday, April 16 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Racialized Voice
Maxwell Williams, “‘Black Lip(ped) Bastard(s)’: Hip, Sonic Blacknesses, and the Racialized Voice in ‘Neo-Bohemian’ Hip-Hop”
Brittnay Proctor, “‘Shout It Out:’ Patrice Rushen as Polyphonist and the Sounding of Black Women’s Racialized Gender Affectability”
Emily J. Lordi, “Erykah Badu’s Afropresentism”

Moderators
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Shana L. Redmond

Shana L. Redmond is Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and, for 2015-2016, Visiting Associate Professor of African American Studies at UCLA. She is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014) and a co-editor and contributor to Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke UP, 2016). Her current work includes a project pursuing... Read More →

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Emily J. Lordi

Emily J. Lordi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature and a forthcoming 33 1/3 book on Donny Hathaway Live. “Erykah Badu’s Afropresentism” | In her recent remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Erykah Badu replaces Drake’s catchy lament, “you used to call me on my cell... Read More →
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Brittnay Proctor

Brittnay Proctor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her dissertation, “They Say I’m Different: Theories of Black Gender and the Grammatologies of Funk,” uses the work of Black funk musicians of the 1970s to consider how Black musicians theorized the ways that Black subjects precariously embody and perform their gender. “‘Shout It Out:’ Patrice... Read More →
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Maxwell Williams

Maxwell Williams is a PhD student in musicology at Cornell University. His research interests include hip-hop and 18th century music. He has given conference papers on topics ranging from punctuation form and “galant schemata” in Mozart’s minuets to gender construction and Amy Winehouse’s female subjectivity. His forthcoming chapter, “From Black Hipsters to Black Hippy: the Sound and Cultural Genealogy of... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Demo Lab EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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