Aisha Durham



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


Office: CIS 3050


Aisha Durham is a Professor of Communication at the University of South Florida. 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 two edited books and NCA award-winning monograph Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. Along with special issues about local Florida and transnational culture, her research is featured in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, the Journal of Autoethnography, and Communication, Culture, and Critique. Durham is a former Fulbright-Hays Faculty Fellow (Brazil), The National Museum of African American History and Culture advisory board member for their hip hop anthology, and an Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research award recipient. To democratize knowledge, Durham writes public scholarship and provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, NPR, and Haaretz.


Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Black Feminist Thought, Autoethnography.

RESEARCH clusters

Media, Culture, and Performance