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Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

13th Annual Ray Warren Symposium
November 9-11, 2016


Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music.  His newest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, was published in September 2016.  He is also the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, which garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America, as well as editor of Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop

Jeff has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”  With H. Samy Alim, he was the 2014 winner of the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award at Stanford University. 

Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He has written for The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco ChronicleThe BelieverForeign PolicyN+1Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, Buzzfeed, and Medium, among many others.  

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles.  

He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.



Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

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