UNH Professor Discusses Hip-hop as Tool for Social Change at Landmark College, March 5

The Spring 2019 Landmark College Academic Speaker Series continues with a talk by Marcos Del Hierro, entitled “The Use of Hip-hop Rhetoric to Combat the Criminalization of Black, Brown, and Red Youth” on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building.

During the talk, Del Hierro will provide insights into how hip-hoppers produce sustainable models for recycling knowledge and technology to produce art, criticism, and pleasure, allowing these artists to respond to social discourses that represent young people of color as inferior and deviant.

The presentation includes an interactive component, with audience members participating in a “cipher,” or hip-hop circle, as a way to experience one example of how knowledge is made in hip-hop communities.

Del Hierro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2014. His research focuses on intersections among Rhetoric and Composition, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Hip-hop Studies. He is currently working on his first monograph, Homegrown Critique Through Hip-hop Rhetorics.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Eve Leons at eleons@landmark.edu.  Driving directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is available at www.landmark.edu.

Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at www.brattleborotv.org.


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