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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Following Carmen Miss17 Around Athens

There really is nothing better than traveling and finding that Miss17 has been there and there and there and there and well, everywhere! My trip to Athens was extra special because she left me a present. So, we went on an adventure and followed her around the city. I made a cheesy video from photos cause I couldn’t help myself and my partner Scott slapped together some video footage. Now you can see what it looks like when I absolutely geek out. 🙂