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  Name:   Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
Month: September 2006
Schools: University of Pennsylvania PhD 2005
Organization: Temple University
Title: Assistant Professor of Urban Education

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the youngest members of the growing body of "Hip-Hop Intellectuals" in the country. His work, which covers topics such as hip-hop culture, sexuality, education, and politics, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. A sought after public speaker, Dr. Hill has lectured widely and provided commentary for numerous print and television media outlets. His column, "The Barbershop Notebooks", appears regularly for PopMatters Magazine and is often syndicated through various websites such as and the Alternet. His daily blog can be found at his website: In 2005, Ebony Magazine named him one of America's top 30 Black leaders under 30 years old.

Dr. Hill is currently working on several book projects, including Vocab: Words and Phrases of the Hip-Hop Nation, New Dilemmas of the Black Intellectual (with Gregory Seaton), Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility (with Lalitha Vasudevan), and a book of African American cultural criticism.

In addition to his public intellectual work, Dr. Hill is an assistant professor of Urban Education at Temple University. Trained as an anthropologist of education, he holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hill's research focuses on the intersections between youth, popular culture, and pedagogy. He is particularly interested in locating various sites of possibility for identity work, resistance, and knowledge production within and outside of formal schooling contexts. Particular areas of inquiry include hip-hop culture, urban (street) fiction, and African American bookstores. He recently completed the Hip-Hop Lit project, which connects in-school and out-of-school literacy practices through hip-hop centered curricular interventions.

He can be reached through his website:



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