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Presenting Hip-Hop Research

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Three CSUF students presented papers at the Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference in New Orleans.

Communications and African American studies majors Jade Love and Moriayo Oduguwa delivered “Femininity and Colorism in Hip Hop” and “Wale: The Development of a Conscious Rapper and Rap Culture Assimilation,” respectively; and business administration major Jectan Gaytan read “Oh My Gosh. Look at Her Butt: Hip-Hop’s Double Standard Between Male and Female Sexuality and the Sexual Objectification of Women.”

They were accompanied by Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies, who teaches an “Intro to Hip Hop” course that was the impetus for the students’ research. Gwen Alexis, lecturer in African American studies, also worked with the students.