Faculty

Aisha Durham

Aisha Durham

Associate Professor
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Affliated Department(s)
Affiliated Associate Professor, Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, and Africana Studies

contact information

Email: aishadurham@usf.edu
Office: CIS 3050

Biography

Aisha Durham is an Associate Professor of Communication and a former Fulbright Faculty Fellow at the University of South Florida where she holds three affiliate appointments in Gender and Women’s Studies, Humanities and Cultural Studies, and Africana Studies. Her cultural studies research explores the relationship between media representations and everyday life in the “post” era using auto/ethnography, performance writing, and Black feminist intersectional approaches refined in hip hop feminism, which she engages in her award-winning monograph Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture and two edited books. Recent research is featured in Critical Autoethnography and De-Whitening Intersectionality. To democratize knowledge, Durham writes public scholarship for Aster(ix): A Journal of Literature, Art and Criticism, and she provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, Complex, and Haaretz.

RESEARCH AREAS

Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Black feminist thought, Performance auto/ethnography.