Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Social Services at California State University, East Bay, Benjamin P. Bowser has done extensive research on the topic of hip hop and gangsta rap’s influence in American culture and the effects, positive and negative, that will endure.
His most recent publications are: “Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost: Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America” (Amherst, N.Y: Cambria Press) and with Paul Lovejoy (eds.) “The Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery: New Directions in Teaching and Learning” (Trenton and London: Africa World Press).
Dr. Bowser will make his second visit to SMC for Black History Month today, Thursday, February 28. His first lecture received rave reviews from the students and staff who attended! 11:15 – 12:35, room HSS 165.