Foro Latinoamericano 2013
"Radio Bemba in an Age of Electronic Media: The Dynamics of Popular Communication in Chávez's Foreign Policy" Sujatha Fernandes.
Sujatha Fernandes is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research has focused on the politics of everyday culture, from film discussion groups, rap music, and performance art in her first book Cuba Represent!: Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke UP, 2006) to community media, murals, and popular fiestas in her second book on Venezuela, Who Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela (Duke UP, 2010). Her third book, Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation (Verso, 2011) explores whether the musical subculture of hip hop could create and sustain new global solidarities. In 2008, she was awarded the Felix Gross Award from the CUNY Academy for Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding research. Professor Fernandes has written about black popular culture, global hip hop, and social movements in both academic journals and popular forums, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, andColorlines. Her work has been reprinted in several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and French and she has translations forthcoming in German and Chinese.
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