Music


Added 09/02/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Terry Loftis is the president and executive director of The Arts Community Alliance, a nonprofit supporting the arts in North Texas through grant making, capacity building and thought leadership. He can provide insight on the struggles cultural institutions are facing during the pandemic as well as what the future holds.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Karen Tongson is a professor of English, gender and sexuality studies, and American studies and ethnicity, and chair of the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is an expert in queer theory, women and pop music, and queer and racial representations and stereotyping in popular culture.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: , ,

Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and pianist based in Chicago. She is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, she was a professor of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield in the U.K.

Updated 02/25/21 | Location: Rhode Island | Subjects: ,

Stephon Alexander is a musician and professor of physics and astronomy at Brown University. Born in Trinidad, Alexander is a theoretical physicist, jazz saxophonist and author specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity.

Added 10/23/15 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

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.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: , ,

Bakari Kitwana is a cultural critic, journalist and activist specializing in hip-hop, youth culture and Black political engagement. He’s the executive director of Rap Sessions, which has conducted over 150 townhall meetings around the nation on issues facing the hip-hop and millennial generations.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: ,

Nilanjana Bhattacharjya is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar who focuses on South Asian popular music and film in India, as well as in the South Asian diaspora. She is on the faculty of Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Jason King is chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an associate professor. He was the Institute’s founding full-time faculty member, and has served in leadership positions there since.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , , ,

Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Updated 01/15/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , ,

Jason Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. He is also politics editor at The Root and a contributor to MSNBC. Johnson’s academic research focuses on political communication and campaign strategy.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: ,

Leila Cobo is a vice president and the Latin industry lead at Billboard and the host of Estudio Billboard, a weekly interview show. She’s also the organizer and host of Billboard’s annual Latin Music Conference. Before joining Billboard, she wrote for the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald.