My PhD dissertation focuses on how hip-hop artists in Toronto acquire skill and develop a unique performance identity. Rather than provide a sweeping, definitive description of processes, my research focuses on individual stories to discover what artists at various stages of their careers learn within Toronto’s hip-hop cultural communities.
The following is a feed from my research website. For the most part, it’s an archive of links I have found informative. On occasion, I post musings on research and academia. To view the full website, click here:
- A Canadian Resourcehttp://www.rhymestoreeducation.com/ is the website related to a book published by Ramon San Vicente. Glad to see a Toronto-published book.
- Hip-hop for Early ChildhoodI found this post about the use of hip-hop in early childhood education. May come in handy for curriculum ideas. https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/dec2017/teaching-and-learning-hip-hop-culture
- WeavingAs I work on re-storying my research participants’ stories, the mess of narrative research is tangible. It really feels like I hold these fragments of paper in my hands. They’re crumpled, gloppy, fresh and crisp, depending on the fragment I pick up. Threads of a life peek out between the stitches of the interview fabric. […]
- Cypher Ed
- An oral history of hip-hop shows at the Concert HallLegendary Toronto promoter Ron Nelson, Michie Mee, Dream Warriors, Kardinal Offishall, DJ Mastermind and others on the 100-year-old venue’s enduring impact on Canadian hip-hop Source: An oral history of hip-hop shows at the Concert Hall
- Getting ready to write: On your mark, get set, where was I going…?I left work on Tuesday afternoon, once again, all amped with thoughts on narrative analysis. I got this! I think I know where I’m going. My mind was swirling with pieces of theory — Butler, Bhabha, Gates, epistemology as it relates to methodology — the puzzle felt closer to completion. Then, my child’s birthday and […]
- The Remix Projecthttp://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/thecollective/the-collective-the-remix-project-1.3106418 Filipino beat makers and Indigenous rappers
- Hip-hop ed and the classroom
- NY Times article on white rappers