A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received a PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University. His work focuses on race, literature, history, and rhetorical performances. His dissertation, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” is a digital archive that features a 34 track rap album that can be streamed or downloaded from the dissertation website. Carson is an award-winning artist with essays, music, and poetry published at a variety of diverse venues such as The Guardian, Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program, and Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, among others. Carson has written a novel, COLD, which hybridizes poetry, rap lyrics, and prose, and The City: [un]poems, thoughts, rhymes & miscellany, a collection of poems, short stories, and essays.
He is currently assistant professor of Hip-Hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia.
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Author photo courtesy of Ken Scar