Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don't give Patrice Rushen enough love. He's a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every bit as important as those with which we engage here at Stanford.
His scholarship lies at the intersections of writing, rhetoric and technology issues; my specialized interests include African American rhetoric, community literacy, digital rhetorics and digital humanities. His most recent book is titled Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age, and his current digital/book project is titled Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology: Critical Digital Literacies and the Trope of the Talking Book.