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Nicole Hodges Persley

Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African American Studies
Courtesy Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 12B
University of Kansas


Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley is an award winning professor and director. She is an Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies who specializes areas of Hip-hop Studies, Acting and Directing and African American performance in theater, film and television. An artist-scholar, Hodges Persley creates intentional bridges between the entertainment industry and academia. She is the author of Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip Hop Performance and Breaking It Down: Auditioning for Artists of the Global Majority, co-written with Monica Ndounou of Dartmouth University


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