Marc Lamont Hill
Published January 13, 2013
Updated December 8, 2021

Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He is the host of BET News, Al Jazeera’s UpFront and the Coffee and Books podcast, and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator. Hill is the founder and director of the People’s Education Center in Philadelphia, as well as the owner of Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books

Trained as an anthropologist of education, Hill focuses his research on the intersections of culture, politics and education in the U.S. and the Middle East. Hill is the author of several books, including Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity (2009); The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America (2011); and We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility (2020).

Expertise: African American politics, politics and political issues, culture and cultural issues, anthropology, education, social issues, hip-hop, globalization

Location: New York, N.Y. and Philadephia, Pa.

Phone: (917) 842-4122

Phone (Temple): (215) 204-4830


Twitter: @marclamonthill

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