Religious Studies

Dr. Daniel Hodge's Lecture: Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Theological Space for the Post-Civil Rights Era

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am

USU, Pasadena Room

Dr. Daniel White Hodge, Associate Professor at North Park University, Communication Arts Department, will be coming to CSUN Thursday, November 2nd to give a talk regarding the connection between Hip-Hop and religious themes.


In his CSUN talk "Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Theological Space for the Post-Civil Rights Era" Dr. Hodge will analyze the powerful influence and connection between Hip Hop and religious themes.

With 23 years of academic work experience, Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is a recognized Hip Hop culture expert & cultural literacy scholar. Dr. Hodge is an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communications, department chair of the Communication Arts Department, and research lead on the Catalyst_ _ 606 program at North Park University in Chicago. His research interests are the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations.

Dr. Hodge has worked in the urban youth and Hip Hop context for over 20 years. He has worked for and with organizations such as Young Life and World Vision and has done work with undocumented youth in Los Angeles. His three books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010), Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017) and his forthcoming book, 2018, is titled Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context.

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