Professor Emerita of Sociology and Africana Studies
With Pitzer Since: 1995
Field Group: Sociology/Africana Studies
Campus email: [email protected]
PhD, Manchester University, Manchester Business School
BS, 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.
Selected Conferences and Invited Talks
Lecture on globalization of hip-hop, Cecil College, Milburn Stone Theater, North East, MD, April 15, 2009.