What is the UK Journal of Hip Hop Studies?

UK Journal of Hip-Hop Studies

Casting an Academic Eye on Rhyme and Music in Britain and Beyond 

The Journal is formed in response to the need for a regular publication in this rapidly expanding area of study in British academia. The publication will be composed of peer-reviewed articles and book reviews with an emphasis on British and Irish subject matter and authors. The Journal aims to take an interdisciplinary humanities approach to Hip-Hop, with an interest in publishing writing that examines how the genre intersects with and informs society, literature and history. The Journal provides a means for early-career and post-graduate academics to have their work published, whilst remaining open to contributions from more established academics if the interest precipitates.

In the few months since the Journal’s conception, an excellent team of editors have been assembled, hailing from the Universities of Liverpool, Durham, Leeds, Oxford, and Royal Holloway. We are also proud to have secured a diverse and formidable Committee of Readers, featuring Prof. Fred D’Aguiar of UCLA, Dr. Alex Stevenson of Leeds Beckett, Dr. Niall Carson of the University of Manchester, and Dr. Andrew Warnes of the University of Leeds. This is a student-led Journal which aims to change the shape of Hip-Hop academia in the UK.



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