Seider, S., Kelly, L.L., Clark, S., Jennett, P., El-Amin, A., Graves, D., ... & Cabral, M. (2018). Fostering the Sociopolitical Development of African American and Latinx Adolescents to Analyze and Challenge Racial and Economic Inequality. Youth & Society.


Kelly, L. L. (2018). In search of power and identity: A Hip-hop autobiography. In C. Emdin & E. Adjapong (Eds.), #HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-hop Education. New Milford, CT: Sense/Brill Publishers.


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.

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

Published Works


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

“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

Lauren Leigh Kelly