Prof Eithne Quinn

Senior Lecturer

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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), which won the 2020 BAAS Book Prize.

She is Leadership Fellow on the Arts & Humanities Research Council project Prosecuting Rap: Criminal Justice and UK Black Youth Expressive Culture (2020-21).

Eithne has also published multiple peer reviewed articles in the areas of race, representation, cultural industries and justice and has been interviewed by the press and written several blogs. 


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 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)

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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 Association for American Studies; the British Society of Criminology; the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association; and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.   




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