Research That Matters / The Chronicle of Higher Education

David Quinones '12  Act Like You Know 3.0, 3.5, Assistant Teacher 4.0 & Gener8-tion Txt.

David Quinones '12  Act Like You Know 3.0, 3.5, Assistant Teacher 4.0 & Gener8-tion Txt.

Can Hip Hop start a conversation that builds empathy and understanding? 

KASHI JOHNSON '93 BELIEVES THAT'S THE POWER OF THE MEDIUM.

Once a local art form found on the streets of New York City’s West Bronx, hip-hop has evolved into an international form of artistic inspiration. Associate Professor Johnson explores hip-hop as a theatrical tool of empowerment. Theatre, she says, is more than entertainment: it’s a vehicle for social change. By bringing hip-hop to the stage, she helps students find their voice, spark community activism and inspire new forms of self-expression using an emerging genre.

Kashi Johnson