On May 16th, 2018, advanced copies of my book arrived from NYU Press. Then a few days later, they started appearing in other people’s hands: Do you have yours? Send a selfie via Twitter @JustJess_PhD
The advanced copies are on their way to me, so let the shameless request for reviews of Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora begin! Do you want a free copy of my book? The best way to get one is to write a review! Help me promote the book in academic, activist, and… Read More
My incredibly talented student Sam Manzella wrote a piece for The Riveter Magazine profiling my journey with graffiti grrlz! Check it out: The Fierce Feminist Academic Behind “Graffiti Grrlz” Thanks for the love, Sam!
I hit a milestone today. When I woke up and checked my email I found a Google Alert about a new citation to my work (to lots of my work, actually). Check out “Writing Outside the Gender Lines: Women Graffiti Writers of California and Their Navigation of Public Space,” an MA thesis by Denise Nealon,… Read More
Art Basel is America’s largest art fair which happens during the first week of December each year in Miami, Florida, gathering thousands from around the world to view the spectacle. Few & Far needs your help to make this happen!! Each year we have gone out and painted, each time with a larger and more prominent… Read More
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… Read More
When you grow up in Boston and then live in New York City (or any number of urban centers where graff rules everything around you), you get spoiled. I sometimes forget that “street art,” in general, is not always part of everyone’s everyday experience. Heck, ART (in general) is not always part of everyone’s everyday… Read More
Just before 7PM on Tuesday November 19th (Abu Dhabi time), I glanced down at my phone to get my social networking “fix” before class. I scanned the latest tweets and status updates. And there it was: Rage. Disbelief. Shock. Sadness. I went through each “stage of mourning” in about 60 seconds. Trying to explain to… Read More