Lauren Leigh Kelly

"Exploring Critical Hip Hop Literacies in English Education."
Presented at IUME Colloquia Series
Teachers College, Columbia University

“It Was Written: Developing Critical Media Awareness and Media Literacy Through Popular Texts.”

Workshop Presentation at Hip Hop in the Heartland Educator Symposium

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Published Works



Kelly, L. L. (2016). You don't have to claim her: Reconstructing Black femininity through critical Hip-Hop literacy.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(5), 529-538.


Kelly, L. L. (2013). Hip-hop literature: The politics, poetics, and power of hip-hop in the English classroom. English Journal, 102(5), 50-55.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela