Prof Eithne Quinn

Professor of Cultural Studies

Full contact details
View graph of relations


Eithne is the author of two books Nuthin' but a G Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap (Columbia University Press, 2005) and A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post-Civil Rights Hollywood (Columbia University Press, 2019), which won the 2020 BAAS Prize for Best Book of 2020

She led an Arts & Humanities Research Council project Prosecuting Rap: Criminal Justice and UK Black Youth Expressive Culture (2020-21)

Growing out of this project, she is currently conducting a project on Tackling Racial Bias in the Judiciary, based on a Simon Industrial & Professional Fellowship at The University of Manchester. Read the co-authored project report here

Eithne has also published multiple peer reviewed articles in the areas of race, inequalities, cultural industries and representational justice

Further information

 Teaching areas

  • Hip Hop Studies (MA)
  • Climate Change & Culture Wars (3rd year special subject)
  • Cultural Studies (2nd year core)
  • Race and Representation in Contemporary America (1st year seminar)

In 2021, Eithne edited an In-Practice in Journal of American Studies on Teaching Environmental American Studies in a Time of Crisis  



Knowledge exchange 

Eithne acts as an independent expert in UK legal cases in which the prosecution seeks to rely on defendants’ rap music and related expressive culture as incriminating evidence. See her blog post. She is a full member of the Academy of Experts, the professional society and accrediting body for expert witnesses.

Eithne is also a member of the British Society of Criminology; British Association for American Studies; Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association; and Society for Cinema and Media Studies.   




Related information


Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

View all (18)


Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting a non-academic visitor

View all (14)