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Research Guides

Jackman Humanities Institute - Scholars in Residence - 2023

A library guide supporting research projects included in the JHI SiR 2020 program.

Deconstructing Hip-Hop Music's Politics

Deconstructing Hip-Hop Music's Politics

Project description

Supervisor: Mark Campbell (Arts, Culture and Media)

The goal of this interactive media project is to build an educational resource that allows users to engage hip-hop musical texts from multiple disciplinary perspectives. We will work to reveal and analyze the ways hip-hop culture’s creative practices, informed by the culture’s aesthetic foundations, are used, in order to create a multidisciplinary interactive educational resource. This project welcomes RAs with interests in hip-hop culture, historical research, diaspora studies, and de-colonizing movements. Skills in web design, GIS mapping, video editing, data visualization and programming are needed; proficiency in French, Spanish, Creole, Arabic, Tagalog, or Visaya are an asset, but not required. RAs on this project will develop a nuanced and sophisticated suite of research and project management skills.

Information Sources and the Research Process

A variety of traditional publications (e.g. scholarly journal articles) and archives and newspapers can be beneficial as you investigate Hip-Hop Music's Politics and Impact. 

Use the tabs on the "Research Resources" box below to find some key tools to get started. Your liaison librarian Paulina Rousseau ( can provide in-depth guidance on how to use these tools and build comprehensive search strategies to maximize your research efficiency and find the resources that you need. I am happy to help!

Research Resources

Books and other resources