Dipa Basu, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies
Ph.D, Manchester University, Manchester Business School
B.S., University of London, Chelsea College
African and Asian diasporic issues; consumption; economics and changing consumption patterns; ethnicity, gender, and race in popular culture; film and media representation; globalization; hip hop; service learning and study abroad; urban policies
Transatlantic Black/Asian Film, Literature and Sociology (SOC3)
Class, Caste, and Colonialism in Film and Documentaries (SOC51)
Literacy of Self and Society: From Hip Hop to Meditation (SOC88)
Race, Place and Space (SOC124)
Urban Life in L.A. (SOC136)
Transatlantic Africana and South Asian Experiences (SOC142)
“Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Gendered Entrepreneurship and British South Asian Women in the Culture Industries,” Revue européenne des migrations internationals, vol. 25 (2009). With Pnina Werbner.
The Vinyl Ain't Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture. London: Pluto, 2006. Co-edited with Sidney J. Lemelle.
“Sociology and the Color Line,” in Peter Ratcliffe, ed., The Politics of Social Science Research: Race, Ethnicity, and Social Change. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:
Lecture on globalization of hip-hop, Cecil College, Milburn Stone Theater, North East, MD, April 15, 2009.
"Visual Sociology: A study of Privilege, Identity and the Social Construction of Race, Class and Gender in Kalimpong, India," paper presented at the Festival of Scholarship Conference, Western Washington University, April 2008. With Brittany Davilla*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).