Jacinta R. Saffold
Jacinta R. Saffold is the endowed chair in Africana Studies at the University of New Orleans and a digital archivist. She researches 20th and 21st-century African American literature, Hip Hop Studies, and the Digital Humanities. Currently, she is working on her first monograph, Books & Beats: The Cultural Kinship of Street Lit and Hip Hop and the Essence Book Project, a computational collection of popular African American Literature. Her work has been published in the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. Journal, Black Perspectives, Cultural Front, and Bloomsbury’s #MeToo and Literary Studies Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture.