Black Sound and the Archive: A Conversation with Jeff Chang
JEFF CHANG has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. He is the author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation,” “Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip Hop,” “Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation.” He is currently working on a biography of Bruce Lee. Jeff has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero, and by the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” With H. Samy Alim, he was the 2014 winner of the St. Clair Drake award.
Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He has written for The Guardian, Slate, The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, and Buzzfeed, among many others.
Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, and the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration.