Activist Theology Podcast

How the Streets Provide a New Political Imagination - A Conversation with Dan Hodge

August 20, 2020

Dr. Robyn and Anna dig deep into the politics of today with Dan Hodge, noted theologian and author. 

With 20 years of academic work experience, Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is a recognized Hip Hop culture expert & cultural literacy communications scholar. Dr. Hodge is Professor of Intercultural Communications, department chair of the Communication Arts Department, and research lead on the Catalyst_ _606 program at North Park University in Chicago. His research interests are at the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations. Dr. Hodge has worked in the young adult and Hip Hop context for over 25 years and continues to focus on justice & disparity issues as it concerns ethnic-minority populations.

His five books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010), Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017) Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context (IVP Academic 2018) and Baptized In Dirty Water: Reimagining the Gospel According to Tupac Amaru Shakur (Cascade Books Popology Series 2019). Dr. Hodge is currently working on a textbook on Intercultural Communication (Kendall Hunt Publishing 2020) & two edited volumes scheduled for publication, Marveling Religion (Lexington Academic Press) & Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Peter Lang Publishing).Dr. Hodge and his wife, Emily, reside in Chicago with their daughter, Mahalia. 

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