Mark Anthony Neal

Professor, African & African American Studies at Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal

Professor, African & African American Studies at Duke University

Biography

Mark Anthony Neal
Professor- African & African American Studies.
Duke University.

Specialties:
Cultural Studies
African-American Literature
Research Description:
I am engaged in interdisciplinary scholarly work in the fields of African-American, Cultural, and Gender Studies that draws upon modes of inquiry informed by the fields of literary theory, urban sociology, social history, postmodern philosophy, Queer theory and most notably popular culture. My broad project is to interrogate popular culture--music, television, film, and literature--produced within the context of Afro-diasporic expressive cultures. It is my belief that popular culture represents an arena of knowledge that has a profound impact on societal and cultural norms in the United States and globally, but one that has been largely underscrutinized as a "serious" site of scholarly and theoretical study. It is also my belief that commercial popular culture represents a distinct site of ideological production, thus my own work aims to engage the ideological undercurrents within commercial popular culture particularly within the context of race, gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity.
Education:
PhD,American Studies,State University of New York at Buffalo,1996
Awards, Honors and Distinctions:
Hip-Hop Scholar of the Year, Words, Beats and Life Foundation, July, 2012
Robert B Cox Teaching Award, Duke University (Trinity), April, 2010
Selected Publications:
Mark Anthony Neal. (April, 2005). New Black Man. Routledge. (Reviews: The Washington Post, May 22, 2005; Chicago Sun-Times, May 29, 2005; Free Inquiry, August/September 2005, 55; Journal of American Culture, December 2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, 448-449;) [web]
Mark Anthony Neal and Murray Forman (co-editors). (September, 2004). That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Routledge. (Reviews: The Boston Globe October 7, 2004 http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/arti cles/2004/10/07/scholars_capture_essence_of_ hip_hop/ The Dallas Morning News November 26, 2004 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ fea/entertainment/stories/112704dnlivbooks.3 f7fd.html)
Mark Anthony Neal. (June, 2003). Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation. Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
Mark Anthony Neal. (March, 2002). Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic. Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
Mark Anthony Neal. (October, 1998). What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture. Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
Mark Anthony Neal. (October, 2005). Freedom Summer Remembered: A Conversation with Denise Nicholas. THE BACKLIST—A PUBLISHING AND LITERARY NEWSLETTER OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN INTEREST . [web]
Mark Anthony Neal. (October, 2005). "White Chocolate: Teena Marie and Lewis Taylor". POPULAR MUSIC , 24 (3) Cambridge.
Mark Anthony Neal. (July 8, 2005). "Rhythm and Bullshit: The Slow Decline of R&B (Rhythm and Blues)". ALTERNET.ORG . [web]
Mark Anthony Neal. (October, 2004). "The Tortured Soul of Marvin Gaye and R. Kelly". In Mickey Hart (Eds.), Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 Da Capo Press.
Mark Anthony Neal. (Spring, 2004). "A Way Out of No Way: Jazz, Hip Hop and Black Social Improvisation". In Ajay Heble and Daniel Fischlin (Eds.), The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue Wesleyan.
Mark Anthony Neal. (January 3, 2004). The Birth of New Blackness: The Family Stand's Moon in Scorpio. In Kandia Crazy Horse (Eds.), Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock N' Roll Palgrave Macmillan.
Mark Anthony Neal. (December 6, 2006). It's Your Nigger Problem, Not Hip-Hop's. BLACK AGENDA REPORT .

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Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Awards & Honors
2009
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
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