James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor
of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of several books, The Hip Hop
Underground and African American Culture
Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners,
and Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar's Critical Playlist. Peterson hosts "The Remix"
on Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY. "The Remix" is a podcast that engages issues
at the intersection of race, politics, and popular culture. Peterson has written for
Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, and The Daily Beast. He is a
media commentator and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News,
and other networks as an expert on race, politics, and popular culture.