September 5, 2014
Dr. Ebony Utley is an associate professor of Communication Studies at California State University Long Beach, where she writes about race, romance, and pop culture, especially focusing on rap music and religion, and African American women’s experiences of love, marriage, and infidelity.
For an example, check out her succinct analysis of the race, gender, and religion implications of Kanye West’s album Yeezus here.
If you like that, you’ll love Dr. Utley’s book Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God (Praeger, 2012), her 2010 co-edited issue of the journal Women and Language on the topic, “Hip Hop’s Languages of Love”, and her website The Utley Experience.
posted by Alena Ruggerio