Doctoral student's thesis is a rap album

A student at Clemson University in South Carolina challenged the status quo when he decided to present his PhD dissertation as a rap album.

A.D Carson combined his passion for activism, poetry, hip hop and academia in producing his thesis.

He studies Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design and hopes to teach hip hop composition, where hip hop and literature can be converged.

Listen to Carson's thesis

Hip hop has existed in academic conversations for a very long time now ... I just felt that it is time we have the presentation of those products as the scholarship.

A.D Carson, PhD student

Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions is the 34 track rap album which Carson discusses the role race and identity plays in society today.

To hear more of this conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Doctoral student's thesis is a rap album


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