Roots, Routes, and Reggae Music in Ghana

Notes from the Field I had originally come to Ghana inspired to investigate Ghana’s well documented Hiplife music and dance culture. A hybrid take on American Hip Hop performed in the dominant indigenous language of Twi, Hiplife has dominated the local music industry since the early 2000s. In the two-decades of its existence, Hiplife turned […]

Black, Feminist and Unfunded

Advice on Fieldwork in New York City Initially my project was about Afro-Caribbean domestics. Unfortunately I did not get funding and the summer courses I was scheduled to teach were canceled at the last minute. I was left with a choice: do I scrap the project or do I work with what I have? I […]