Travis Gosa
Published October 23, 2015

Travis L. Gosa is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Cornell University and a faculty associate at Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality. He serves on the advisory board of Cornell’s Hip-Hop Collection, the largest archive on early hip-hop culture in the United States.

Gosa is an expert on race, new politics, hip-hop culture and education. He is the co-editor of The Hip-Hop & Obama Reader (2014), the first hip-hop anthology to center on contemporary politics, activism and social change. His next book, Hard Knocks: Hip-Hop and the Fight for Equal Education, will explore how schools fail black students and why hip-hop can help fix education in America. He can speak about the role of youth voters and race in national politics and the 2016 presidential election.

Expertise: Race, new politics, hip-hop culture, education, popular culture

Location: Ithaca, N.Y.


Twitter: @basedprof

Heard on 88.9FM, WEAA Public Radio: “Obama’s Relationship With the Hip-Hop Community.” First Edition with Sean Yoes.

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