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Mark Anthony Neal

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies
African & African American Studies
Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0252
Science Building, 243F, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


What If the Greensboro Four Had Twitter?: Social Justice in the Era of Social Media · November 29, 2012 Lecture University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Perspectives on the Media of Tyler Perry · November 28, 2012 Lecture Madea’s Big Scholarly Roundtable |The Block Museum, Northwestern University
Niggas in Paris: Hip-Hop in Exile · November 16, 2012 Lecture American Studies Association Annual Meeting | Puerto Rico Convention Center
Looking for Leroy: (Il)Legible Black Masculinities · November 9, 2012 Lecture 2012 El Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies | MaCalaster College | Saint Paul, MN
Naming Evil in the World: Black Music from the Blues to Hip-Hop · October 18, 2012 Lecture Upperman African American Cultural Center | University of North Carolina at Wilmington
What If the Greensboro Four Had Twitter?: Social Justice in the Era of Social Media · November 29, 2012 Lecture University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Perspectives on the Media of Tyler Perry · November 28, 2012 Lecture Madea’s Big Scholarly Roundtable |The Block Museum, Northwestern University
Niggas in Paris: Hip-Hop in Exile · November 16, 2012 Lecture American Studies Association Annual Meeting | Puerto Rico Convention Center
Looking for Leroy: (Il)Legible Black Masculinities · November 9, 2012 Lecture 2012 El Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies | MaCalaster College | Saint Paul, MN
Naming Evil in the World: Black Music from the Blues to Hip-Hop · October 18, 2012 Lecture Upperman African American Cultural Center | University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Aretha at Her Peak: Amazing Grace · September 29, 2012 Lecture Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) | Pittsburgh Convention Center
ThugLife 2.0: The Future of Black Masculinity and the Tupac Hologram · September 28, 2012 Lecture Keynote: The Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education, and Expanding the Archival Imagination | Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
Jay Z’s Other Closet · September 21, 2012 Lecture The Queerness of Hip-Hop | The Hip-Hop of Queerness | Harvard University
Looking for Denzel; Finding Barack: Thoughts on the President as Race Man · September 6, 2012 Lecture Lecture Series: Race and the Presidency, Part II | Cornell University
"What's a New Black Man to Do?: Re-Thinking Black Masculinity in the Obama Era" - 25th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) · June 2, 2012 Lecture Marriott Marquis Times Square

Lecture; Mark Anthony Neal ; http://www.ncore.ou.edu/2012/aconversationwith12.html

Naming Evil in the World: Hip-Hop’s Blues Footprints - Keynote: Blues & Spirit—A Symposium on Race · May 19, 2012 Lecture Dominican University

Lecture; Gender & The Blues ;http://www.dom.edu/blues/presenters.html

Race, Technologies and Black Popular Cultures · May 10, 2012 Lecture Northwestern University

Lecture; Mark Anthony Neal

Niggers in Paris: Remixing the Afropolitan Experience - 2nd Annual Hip-hop Literacies Conference · May 9, 2012 Lecture The Ohio State University

Lecture; Mark Anthony Neal ; http://www.thelantern.com/a-e/professors-mc-lyte-to-lecture-on-hip-hop-literacy-at-ohio-state-1.2869871#.ULoKpoWmDqQ

Sampling Michael: Rhythm, Masculinity & Intellectual Property in the ‘Body’ of Michael Jackson · March 2, 2012 Lecture The Ohio State University

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New Black Man: Re-Thinking Black Masculinity - Seventh Annual Black Male Symposium · February 16, 2012 Lecture Winston-Salem State University

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When You See Me, See You: Hip-Hop, Wealth and Social Justice - Getting Real II: Hip Hop Pedagogy, Performance & Culture in the Classroom and Beyond · February 13, 2012 Lecture University of Wisconsin at Madison

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Book Session: Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music · November 19, 2011 Lecture Social Science History Association, Boston, MA

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Hiphop Workout Session - Author Meets The Critics - The HipHopAchive · November 17, 2011 Lecture The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Lecture; http://www.hiphoparchive.org/node/8819 ; event was held in support of the publication of the 2nd edition of That's the Joint: The Hip-hop Studies Reader

Finding Teacake: An Imagined Black Feminist Manhood · November 9, 2011 Lecture Women and Gender Studies Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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Panel: Rebirth of a Nation: Race and Gender Politics in Media · November 5, 2011 Lecture Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Gender | University of Chicago | Chicago, IL

Lecture; http://event.uchicago.edu/maincampus/detail.php?guid=CAL-402882f8-333282ad-0133-37627ad5-000001c9eventscalendar@uchicago.edu ;

Bearing Witness: Mahalia Jackson & The Sanctified Bounce - The 7th Annual Mary Louise White Symposium Music & Literature: Legacies in Harmony—Symposium in Honor of Mahalia Jackson’s Centennial · November 4, 2011 Lecture State University of New York College at Fredonia Fredonia, NY

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Panel: Hot Sex on a Platter: Erotic Revolutionaries and Punanny Politics in Black Popular Culture · October 21, 2011 Lecture American Studies Association | Baltimore, MD
History Repeating? Gender vs. Race in the 2008 Democratic Primary · October 6, 2011 Lecture Context and Consequences: The Hill-Thomas Hearings Twenty Years Later | Georgetown Law School | Washington, D.C.
Plenary Panel: Hip-Hop, Gender and Social Consciousness · October 6, 2011 Lecture Association for the Study of African American Life and History | Richmond, VA
Panel: From Precious II For Colored Girls: The Black Image in the American Mind · October 1, 2011 Lecture Cornell University | Ithaca, NY
The O’Jays in Historical Context · July 14, 2011 Lecture National Black Arts Festival | Atlanta, GA
Panel: FROM PRECIOUS II FOR COLORED GIRLS The Black Image in the American Mind · April 26, 2011 Lecture Columbia College of Chicago | Chicago, IL
The Apollo Legacy: Hip-Hop · April 25, 2011 Lecture Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment | Museum of the City of New York | New York, NY
Beyond Pathological Media Representations · April 20, 2011 Lecture Beyond Pathological Media Representations Forum: African American Men Transcending Urban Disadvantage | University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA
“A Man Without a Country”: The Boundaries of Legibility, Social Capital, and Cosmopolitan Masculinity” · March 23, 2011 Lecture English Department | Emory University | Atlanta, GA
Panel: Author Meets Critics--Pimps Up, Hoes Down: Hip-Hop's Hold on Young Women by Tracey Sharpley Whiting · March 22, 2011 Lecture The Hip-Hop Archives | W.E.B. Du Bois Institute | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA
Sampling Michael: Rhythm, Masculinity and Intellectual Property in the ‘Body’ of Michael Jackson” · March 12, 2011 Lecture The Cultural Phenomenon of Michael Jackson | Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) | New Orleans, LA
From Precious II For Colored Girls: The Black Image in the American Mind · March 2, 2011 Lecture Rhode Island College | Prividence, RI
Remixing the 'New Black Man' · February 21, 2011 Lecture Georgia College | Milledgeville, GA
Panel: FROM PRECIOUS II FOR COLORED GIRLS The Black Image in the American Mind · February 19, 2011 Lecture Syracuse University | Syracuse, NY
Remixing Martin Luther King, Jr. · January 27, 2011 Lecture Hilbert College | Offices of Multicultural Affairs, Admissions and Residence Life | Hamburg, NY
Sampling Michael: The Chitlin’ Circuit, Intellectual Property and the Aesthetics of Hip-Hop · September 24, 2010 Lecture Genius without Borders: A Symposium in Honor of Michael Jackson Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
How You Gonna Be the ‘King of New York’?: Jay Z’s Hip-Hop Cosmopolitanism · April 8, 2010 Lecture The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, Dickinson College
Coming Apart at the Seams: Black Masculinity and the Performance of Obama-Era Respectability: Keynote Address · March 27, 2010 Lecture 2010 American Men’s Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA
“A Man Without a Country: The Boundaries of Legibility Social Capital and Cosmopolitan Masculinity" - Conference on College Composition and Communication · March 18, 2010 Lecture Louisville, KY

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A History of Hip-Hop Before Hip-Hop:Keynote Address--Is Hip-Hop History? Conference · February 20, 2010 Lecture City College of New York, New York, NY

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In A Circle of Friends: Malcolm X and the Social Network of Possibility · February 18, 2010 Lecture Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

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Shifting Publics: Redefining Black Public Intellectuals - Making the University Matter · December 5, 2009 Lecture Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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A (Nearly) Flawless Masculinity Barack Obama - The Fifth African-American Literature Symposium · November 12, 2009 Lecture North Carolina Central University

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Hip-Hop in the Age of Obama - 19th Association of Black Cultural Centers Conference · November 6, 2009 Lecture Cleveland State University

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A (Nearly) Flawless Masculinity: Barack Obama · November 5, 2009 Lecture The Annual American Studies Association Annual Meeting (Washington, DC)
Looking for Leroy: Rethinking the Scholarship on Black Men and Boys - Scholars’ Network on Masculinity and the Well-Being of African-American Men · October 23, 2009 Lecture

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Remember the Time: Michael Jackson, Barack Obama and Cosmopolitan Blackness - Launch of the School of Social Transformation · October 7, 2009 Lecture Arizona State University

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Conjuring Michael - The Michael Jackson Era in American Culture · October 1, 2009 Lecture Association for the Study of African-American Life and History,

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‘A Man Without a Country’: The Boundaries of Legibility and Cosmopolitan Masculinity in The Wire · September 25, 2009 Lecture English Department, Florida State University

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Getting Real: The Future of Hip-Hop Studies · September 14, 2009 Lecture The Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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“Black Schools Kill Smart Niggers”: the Romance for Black Institutions in the Post-Soul Era - Histories and Humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Embracing the Legacy of John Hope Franklin · May 1, 2009 Lecture The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

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Haunting the (Political) Waters: A Meditation on Movement, Citizenship and Political Will in the Post-Katrina Era - The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture · February 11, 2009 Lecture George Mason University

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Barack Obama and the Era of the New Black Man - Black History Month Convocation · February 6, 2009 Lecture Carleton College

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Reimagining Black Feminist Interventions in Popular Culture · January 14, 2009 Lecture Women’s Studies Program, University of South Florida

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Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood: Reality TV and the “Disciplining” of the Black Family - Real Worlds: Global Perspectives on the Politics of Reality Television · December 5, 2008 Lecture Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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Teach the Bourgeois and Rock the Boulevard: Hip-Hop and the Academy - Born in the Bronx: The Legacy and Evolution of Hip Hop · November 1, 2008 Lecture Cornell University

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Obama, Lil Wheezy, the Katrina-Politans and Other Markers of Modern Blackness (The Pierce Butler Visiting Professorship in English) · October 14, 2008 Lecture Tulane University

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R. Kelly’s Closet: Shame, Desire and the Confessions of a (Post-modern) Soul Man · October 7, 2008 Lecture Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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My Passport Says Shawn: Towards a Hip-Hop Cosmopolitanism · September 23, 2008 Lecture Princeton University

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Engaging the Popular in the Classroom, Keynote Address - Rochester City School District Leadership Conference · August 7, 2008 Lecture

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Literate Bodies: The Pedagogies of Thugs, Homothugs and Other Illegible Black Male Bodies · April 14, 2008 Lecture St. John’s Fisher College The Wilson School of Education

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Cultural Criticism 2.0: How Do You Filter the Infinite? In Conversation with Oliver Wang - The Transcultural Humanities Lecture Series · April 7, 2008 Lecture Duke University

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Fragments of a Feedback Loop: Blackness in Conversation - Theorizing Blackness Conference · April 4, 2008 Lecture CUNY Graduate Center

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Confessions of a Hip-Hop Feminist · March 13, 2008 Lecture Michigan State University, Women’s Resource Center

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Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - Story+ Project Lead · 2018 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme:

Service to the Profession


Participant - Faculty Curriculum on Anti-Racism · January 11, 2021 - January 14, 2021 Professional Development Duke Office of Faculty Advancement,
Curator : Black Thought 2.0: New Media and the Future of Black Studies · December 1, 2012 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, The John Hope Franklin Center
Book Manuscript Reviewer, Duke University Press · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
Book Manuscript Reviewer, University of Missisippi Press · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
African American Review · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
Participant - Faculty Curriculum on Anti-Racism · January 11, 2021 - January 14, 2021 Professional Development Duke Office of Faculty Advancement,
Curator : Black Thought 2.0: New Media and the Future of Black Studies · December 1, 2012 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, The John Hope Franklin Center
Book Manuscript Reviewer, Duke University Press · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
Book Manuscript Reviewer, University of Missisippi Press · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
African American Review · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
Book Manuscript Reviewer, Temple University Press · December 1, 2011 Editorial Activities
The HipHop Review · 2011 Editorial Activities The Du Bois Institute | Harvard University
Book Manuscript Reviewer, University of Minnesota Press · 2011 Editorial Activities
African-American Review · November 2008 Editorial Activities
American Quarterly · May 2008 Editorial Activities