Sohail Daulatzai writes about U.S.-Muslim relations, race, politics and culture. He is the author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America (2012) and is the co-editor of Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic (2009). His writing has appeared in Counterpunch, Al Jazeera, Souls, Amer-Asia, SAMAR, Basketball Jones, The Vinyl Ain’t Final, Black Routes to Islam and as the centerpiece in the museum catalog Movement: Hip-Hop in L.A., 1980’s — Now. He has written liner notes for the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of Rage Against the Machine’s self titled debut album, as well as for the DVD release of Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on a graphic novel.
Co-sponsored by Ethnicity, Race and Migration Program and the Department of African American Studies