UCC music professor launches first global hip hop studies journal

UCC Professor of Music, J. Griffith Rollefson, has launched the world’s first academic journal of international hip hop music, culture, and politics.

Professor Rollefson launched Global Hip Hop Studies (GHHS) during the European Hip Hop Studies Network Conference at the University of Bristol recently. He also gave the keynote for the conference. 

The journal is one of the primary outputs of Prof Rollefson’s five-year, Ä2 million EU grant for the CIPHER: Hip Hop Interpellation project, which will map global hip hop knowledge flows.  

Global Hip Hop Studies will feature research articles about hip hop music, dance, art, culture, and politics, as well as book reviews, media reviews, artist interviews, and the growing field of hip hop archives.