Curated and directed by JQ + Jax of The Q Brothers Collective
Access Da Mixtape Here.
We grew up in the era of the mixtape, when you would put together your favorite songs on a tape for someone special. You carefully crafted the movement of each side of the cassette because your listener was going to hear it all in order and in its entirety. No skipping tracks! Da Mixtape is a collaborative piece of hip hop theater that will be as carefully crafted as our favorite mixtapes from the 80s and 90s. It will be devised by students at UIC with JQ and Jax of the Q Brothers. It will involve acting, comedy, rap, singing, and dance.
Post Show Discussion
Sunday, April 19 at 2pm
Guest Panelist: Dr. Kishonna L. Gray
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Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois - Chicago. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism.
Dr. Gray is the author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (LSU Press, 2020). She is also the author of Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), and the co-editor of two volumes on culture and gaming: Feminism in Play (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018) and Woke Gaming (University of Washington Press, 2018). Dr. Gray has published in a variety of outlets across disciplines and has also featured in public outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The New York Times.
Follow Dr. Gray on Twitter @KishonnaGray