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Lisa B. Y. Calvente

​​​​​Lisa B. Y. Calvente is an assistant professor of Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies. She teaches courses in Media and Cultural Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies. Her primary areas of research are the Black Diaspora, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies. Her interests lie in performance and media ethnography and the ways in which these genres can be used to interrogate discursive formations of racism, classism, and hetero/sexism in order to generate possibilities of belonging and social justice.

She is currently working on her manuscript, Keep On Keepin’ On: Performing and Imag(in)ing Leadership and Homespace within the Black Diaspora.

She received her PhD and MA in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in Philosophy and Sociology at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

Article 
Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • “From the Rotten Apple to the State of Empire: Neoliberalism, Hip Hop, and New York City’s Crisis”. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. Online, Feb 17, 1-18. (2017)
  • Calvente, L. B. Y., Garcia, G. (2014). The City Speaks: Dis/articulating Revolutionary Havana, Cuba and Global Belonging”. Cultural Studies , 28, 438-462. (2014)
Book
Book, Scholarly-New
  • Imprints of Revolution: Visual Representations of Resistance”. London: Roman & Littlefield International. (2016)
Chapter
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • 'I'm Ready to Die’: Racism, Coloniality, and Black Love in Hip Hop”. In Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies. Justin D. Burton and Jason Lee Oakes (Ed.) Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
  • “Cultural Studies and (Un)critical Pedagogies: A Journey through the Corporatized University”. In Cultural Studies in the Classroom and Beyond: Critical Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies. Jaafar Aksikas, Sean Johnson Andrews, and Donald Hedrick (Ed.) Palgrave Macmillan. (forthcoming)
  • “Decolonizing Revolution through Visual Articulations”. In Imprints of Revolution: Visual Representations of Resistance. Lisa B.Y. Calvente & Guadalupe Garcia (Ed.) London: Roman & Littlefield International. (2016)
  • “Image in Revolution: Articulating Visual Arts and Becoming Cuban”. In Imprints of Revolution: Visual Representations of Resistance. Lisa B.Y. Calvente & Guadalupe Garcia (Ed.) London: Roman & Littlefield International. (2016)
  • “'This is One Line You Won’t Have to Worry about Crossing’: Crossing Borders/Becoming Abject”. In Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz? Bernadette M Calafell & Michelle Holling (Ed.) Lexington Books. (2010)
Creative Work
  • “The Prison Industrial Complex, Director. Chicago. (November 2016)
  • “Disposable: Bodies for Profit in the Age of Hyper-Incarceration,” Director. Chicago. (March 2015)
  • “Prison, Inc.,” Director. Chicago. (June 2013)
Other Publications
Book Review
  • “Twenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America”. Journal of Multilingual, Volume 32, 597-598. (2011)
Encyclopedia Entry
  • “Boxing”. In Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, Society in the United States, Grolier, Inc. (2005)
  • Vietnam War”. In Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, Society in the United States, Grolier, Inc. (2005)