The Africana Studies Program at Rhodes College is proud to welcome acclaimed scholar Shana L. Redmond. An interdisciplinary scholar of music, race, and politics, Redmond centers the sounds of the African diaspora within the global struggle for Black liberation. She offers groundbreaking and thought-provoking insights into how the practice of music-making has reflected and redirected the formation of racial identities and the resistance to colonialism and white supremacy.
Redmond is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (2014) and Associate Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at UCLA. She is a contributor to and co-editor for Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (2016) and series co-editor for Music of the African Diaspora on the University of California Press.