Dr. Lo graduated from Howard University with a Ph.D. in African Studies. Her research interests are West African, South African, and African American literature (oral, written, and film), including hip hop. She investigates how literature intersects with social and political movements. Dr. Lo received her M.A. in English: Teaching English as a Second Language and her B.A. in Africana Studies from California State University Dominguez Hills.
National Council of Black Studies, African Studies Association, Building African Libraries Foundation, Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations
Welcome to a new semester! This spring I am teaching Approaches to University Writing - the themes are The Permanence of Racism (113B) and The Strength and the Struggles of Black Women (114B). I look forward to our critical reading, thinking, and discussions! I am also teaching The Politics of Hip Hop with a global perspective. I am bringing a dynamic speaker to campus - a super star hip hop activist artist and organizer from Senegal. His name is Cheikh Oumar Touré, also known as Thiat. His organization, Y'en a Marre (we're fed up!) organized youth and was credited with the removal of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade. There will be a film showing and then a presentation and discussion. The event is Friday, March 7, 2014 2-5pm in the Grand Salon. We are also working on a Model UN/Model AU conference at the College of the Canyons on Saturday, February 15. There are some amazing things happening in Pan African Studies!!