Jeff Chang


Jeff Chang
Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University

Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. He was a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, garnered numerous honors. He is the editor of Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop. He is currently writing two new books, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press), and Youth (Picador Big Ideas/Small Books series). Jeff was a founding editor of ColorLines magazine, and a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons’s 360hiphop.com. He has written for the Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vibe, Foreign Policy, and Mother Jones, among many others. In 1993, he co-founded and ran the hip-hop indie label, SoleSides, now Quannum Projects. He was an organizer of the inaugural National Hip-Hop Political Convention and has served as a board member for several organizations.  Find Jeff on Twitter.

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