Dipannita Basu

Professor Emerita of Sociology and Africana Studies

With Pitzer Since: 1995
Field Group: Sociology/Africana Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 114
Phone: 909.621.8218
Campus email: dipa_basu@pitzer.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Manchester University, Manchester Business School
BS, University of London, Chelsea College

Research Interests

African and Asian diasporic issues; consumption; economics and changing consumption patterns; ethnicity, gender, and race in popular culture; film and media representation; globalization; hip hop; service learning and study abroad; urban policies

Courses Taught

Transatlantic Black/Asian Film, Literature and Sociology (SOC3)

Class, Caste, and Colonialism in Film and Documentaries (SOC51)

Literacy of Self and Society: From Hip Hop to Meditation (SOC88)

Race, Place and Space (SOC124)

Urban Life in L.A. (SOC136)

Transatlantic Africana and South Asian Experiences (SOC142)

Selected Publications

“Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Gendered Entrepreneurship and British South Asian Women in the Culture Industries,” Revue européenne des migrations internationals, vol. 25 (2009). With Pnina Werbner.

The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture. London: Pluto, 2006. Co-edited with Sidney J. Lemelle.

“Sociology and the Color Line,” in Peter Ratcliffe, ed., The Politics of Social Science Research: Race, Ethnicity, and Social Change. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks

Lecture on globalization of hip-hop, Cecil College, Milburn Stone Theater, North East, MD, April 15, 2009.

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