NOW AVAILABLE: “All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop Scholarship”

About two years ago my colleague Dr. Shanté Smalls and I decided to put together a special issue that would recalibrate hip hops studies from a feminist performance studies perspective. And now, the entire issue is available for your reading pleasure (links embedded in text)!! Cover Image: Queens, by AbbyTC5.

TOC breakdown:

Critical intimacies: hip hop as queer feminist pedagogy
Jessica N. Pabón & Shanté Paradigm Smalls

Interview with AbbyTC5: a pioneering ‘HomeGirl’ in Hip-Hop herstory
Jessica N. Pabón

From blues women to b-girls: performing badass femininity
Imani Kai Johnson

A king named Nicki: strategic queerness and the black femmecee
Savannah Shange

From Dirty South to potty mouth: Cee Lo Green’s black camp freedom project, or, the profaning of an utterly profane form
Danielle Heard

Techniques of black male re/dress: corporeal drag and kinesthetic politics in the rebirth of Waacking/Punkin’
Naomi Bragin

Nicki-aesthetics: the camp performance of Nicki Minaj
Uri McMillan

Carnal teachings: raunch aesthetics as queer feminist pedagogies in Yo! Majesty’s hip hop practice
Jillian Hernandez

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