Rutgers Professor Explores Race In New Course Based On Beyonce

(AllHipHop News) She helped Bootylicious be recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary and now she will help Rutgers students understand media consumption. The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is now officially offering a course called “Politicizing Beyonce.”

The course,being taught by doctoral student Kevin Allerd, will focus on analyzing Beyonce’s work in the context of black feminist text.

The last few years has experienced the rise in Hip Hop and R&B-related academia. Georgetown University has a course called “The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z” and University of Missouri offers “English 2169: Jay-Z and Kanye West” which examine Jay Z and Kanye West’s art in the context of the American Dream and traditional poetry.

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