Charise Cheney, Department of Ethnic Studies
Charise Cheney is an expert in African-American pop culture and how it relates to race, gender and sexuality. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of ethnic studies. Her recent work focuses the use of black stereotypes, (i.e., "blackification") by white artists in their music and videos. Charise’s book, “Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden Age of Rap Nationalism,” examines the political expression of rap artists within the historical tradition of black nationalism.
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