Samy Alim

Dr. Samy Alim is an Associate Professor of Education, Linguistics, and Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity at Stanford University. His research interests include the long-term study of the verbal art of Hip Hop Culture and issues of language, power and identity in local and global Hip Hop Culture(s). His most recent book is "Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language" (Routledge, 2009, with Ibrahim and Pennycook). Other recent books include "Roc the Mic Right: The Language of Hip Hop Culture" (Routledge, 2006), "Tha Global Cipha: Hip Hop Culture and Consciousness" (with James G. Spady and Samir Meghelli, Black History Museum, 2006), "You Know My Steez" (Duke, 2004), and "Talkin Black Talk: Language, Education, and Social Change" (with John Baugh, Teachers College Press, 2007).