James Braxton Peterson

Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2003
Director of Africana Studies
302A Drown Hall
(610) 758-5695

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Professor of English at Lehigh University.  He is the author of several books, The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture, Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners and Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist.  Peterson hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY.  “The Remix” is a podcast that engages issues at the intersection of race, politics, and popular culture. Peterson has written for Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, and The Daily Beast.  He is a media commentator and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News, and other networks as an expert on race, politics, and popular culture.

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