Elizabeth Méndez Berry

Elizabeth Méndez Berry is a journalist who has written about culture, education and criminal justice for the Washington Post, Vibe, The Nation, Latina and Time. “Love Hurts," her investigative article on domestic violence in the hip hop industry, won ASCAP's Deems Taylor award for music reporting, and was included in Da Capo\'s Best Music Writing anthology. She has lectured at Duke University, Fordham and Princeton and is an adjunct professor of music journalism at NYU. An op-ed she wrote for New York’s El Diario helped spur the country’s first ever city council hearings on street harassment, in October 2010. In his book Decoded, Jay-Z cited an essay of hers as inspiring the song “P.S.A.” on The Black Album.