Murray Forman is author of The ‘Hood Comes First: Race, Space and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop (Wesleyan University Press, 2002) and Co-editor (with Mark Anthony Neal) of That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge, 1st edition 2004; 2nd edition, 2012). He is also author of One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television (Duke University Press, 2012). He was an inaugural recipient of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at the Hip-Hop Archive, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University (2015).
- Ph.D. Communication Studies, McGill University (1997)
- 2015 Nasir Jones Fellowship/Research Institute Resident Fellow, Hip-Hop Archive, W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University
- 2013 Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) , Hannover Germany
- 2003-2004 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- 2002 Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship
- 1998 Research Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
- Hip-Hop in and as Media (MSCR 2400)
- Popular Music as Media Form (MSCR 3426)
- Media Audiences (MSCR 3422)
- Media History (MSCR 1420)
2012 Forman, Murray. 2012. One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2012 Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal (eds.). That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 2nd edition, New York: Routledge.
2004 Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal (eds.). That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 1st Edition. New York: Routledge.
2002 Forman, Murray. 2002. The ‘Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Member: International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
Journal Board member:
Journal of Popular Music Studies
Journal of World Popular Music
Music and the Moving Image
Souls: Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society
Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
Archives of African American Music and Culture, Indiana University
Advisory Board Member, Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Critical age studies
- Hip-Hop history and culture
- Popular music
- Popular music; culture and society
- Communication Studies