Dr. Msia Kibona Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of African Studies whose work focuses on representations of Pan Africanism, African feminism, and African identities in popular culture. Her work also explores African women and the use of cyberactivism in digital and social media. Her scholarship includes several articles, chapters, and books on Hip-Hop in Africa & Black Transnationalism. She currently teaches Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa, a joint course between George Washington University and Howard University. Dr. Clark is also a photographer and podcaster, hosting The Hip-Hop African Blog and Podcast, hiphopafrican.com.
Dr. Clark’s texts like the book Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers, and articles “Hip-Hop and Human Rights in Africa”, “Feminisms in African Hip-Hop”, and “African Women Hip-Hop Artists Representing Transnational Identities: Y3 Fr3 Me Rebel” examine hip-hop in Africa’s importance as social commentary, especially around Pan Africanism and African feminist thought. Dr. Clark’s other texts, including the book Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism, and the forthcoming African Women in Digital Spaces: Redefining Social Movements on the Continent and in the Diaspora, explore how Black mobilization is shifting African and Diaspora identities and impacting Black activism.
Personal website: msiakibonaclark.com
Twitter, Instagram, & Clubhouse @Kibona