Women’s History Month

PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life (Philadelphia: New City Community Press, 2013)

By Dr. Elaine Richardson, Professor, Teaching & Learning Department, The Ohio State University | Author | Scholar | Recording Artist

March 10, 2015

Thompson Library  Room 165



2012-elaine-richardsonDr. Elaine Richardson aka “Dr. E” is a multidimensional personality: professor, performer, author and mentor are just a few of the ways she gives back and gives thanks.  Her message is empowerment through education, and knowledge of self and history. Her motto is: “Ignorance, low self-esteem and shame are killers. When you know who you are, nobody can control you.” She credits the undying love of her mother and education with saving her life from a cycle of drug-addiction, abusive pimps, and the dangerous life of teen aged and young adult sex-trafficking on the streets. Dr. Richardson will discuss her book and and share how other women can take their rightful places in the world.

Selected Works by Dr. Elaine Richardson aka “Dr. E”

Richardson, Elaine B.  African American Literacies. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Richardson, Elaine B. and Jackson, Ronald L., ed. African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.

Richardson, Elaine B. Hiphop Literacies.  New York: Routledge, 2006.

Richardson, Elaine B. PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life. Philadelphia: New City Community, 2013.

Jackson, Ronald L. II and Richardson, Elaine B. Understanding African American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations.  New York:  Routledge, 2003.

Selected Works on Women’s History and Hip Hop Literacies 

Brown, Ruth N. Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Brown, Ruth N, and Chamara J. Kwakye. Wish to Live: The Hip-Hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader.  New York: Peter Lang, 2012.

Durham, Aisha S. Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Hill, Collins P. From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Love, Bettina L. Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. New York: Peter Lang, 2012.

Richardson, Elaine B. Hiphop Literacies. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Rose, Tricia. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1994.

Rose, Tricia. The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-and Why It Matters. New York: BasicCivitas, 2008.

Sharpley-Whiting, T D. Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Strausz, Sté and Antoine Dole. Fly Girls: Histoire(s) Du Hip-Hop Féminin En France. Vauvert: Au diable Vauvert, 2010.

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