Research and Case Studies
Nicki Minaj Contemporary and Sociological Research – Massive Attack: Nicki Minaj and Her Paramount Influence in the Male Dominated World of Hip Hop, May 2011 – Conducted an extensive literature review of Hip Hop literary work and fused the review with a lyrical and content analysis of Nicki Minaj’s work to see if she perpetuates hegemonic notions or ‘brings wreck’ (Gwendolyn Pough’s theoretical framework) within the masculine sphere of Hip Hop.
Correlation of Hip Hop and Education Case Study – U-N-I-T-Y: The Powerful Fusion of Hip Hop and Secondary Education, May 2011 – Utilized the students and inner workings of the Dunbar Association, Inc. and the foundations in literary work to assess how the institution could incorporate Hip Hop culture into the curriculum to provide an increase desire in learning appropriate school material.
Literary Case Study – Out of the Sounds of Toni Morrison: Threading Her Lyric Based Words, May 2010 Analysis of the music Toni Morrison creates through metaphoric language, or utilizes, in her works (The Black Book, Song of Solomon, Love and Jazz) and how each book is threaded together to recreate African American history.
Paris Noir 2009 Independent Research Study – Presence Africaine: The Presence and Relevance of African Dance Within the City of Lights, September 2009 – Utilized Ralph Ellison’s conceptual jazz framework to assess whether African Dance plays a vital role in Paris currently as it did in the 20th century during the times of Katherine Dunham, Matriarch of Black Dance.