Nov. 19, 2014
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. His first book, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award, and is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a cultural history. His new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, examines the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades. Chang grew up in Honolulu, received a Master's in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and was an organizer for the National Hip-Hop Political Convention. Chang was editor of Total Chaos, an anthology examining the influence of hip-hop culture into other art forms. He has written for The Nation, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, VIBE, and The L.A. Review of Books.