When They're Not Teaching

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the faculty's research and creative work

Professor Amy Coddington's first book, How Hip Hop Became Hit Pop: Radio, Rap, and Race (pictured left), will be published this fall by University of California Press. Weaving together a genre history with industry analysis, the book examines how rap broke through to a white mainstream audience in the 1980s and 1990s through programming on commercial radio stations.