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Samir Meghelli

Assistant Professor of African American Studies
Assistant Professor of French
African Studies
Center for Global Studies
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
European Union Center

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  • Address:
    1201 West Nevada Street
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: (217) 333-7781
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Biography

Samir Meghelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.  He is co-author (with James G. Spady and H. Samy Alim) of The Global Cipha: Hip Hop Culture and Consciousness (2006), co-editor of New Perspectives on the History of Marcus Garvey, the U.N.I.A., and the African Diaspora (2011), and his writings have appeared in The New York Times, Black Arts Quarterly, and The Western Journal of Black Studies, among other places. He is currently completing a book entitled Between New York and Paris: A Transatlantic History of Hip Hop.

Meghelli was previously a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and a Visiting Scholar at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po; Paris, France). He has served as a consultant for documentary film and historical exhibitions, and has organized numerous public history projects.

For more information, visit: http://www.SamirMeghelli.com

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