Chiara Minestrelli holds a PhD in Australian Indigenous studies from Monash University (2015). Her first monograph, Australian Indigenous Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture, Identity and Spirituality (Routledge) examines the strategies adopted by Australian Indigenous rappers in negotiating their identity between the cultural protocols and practices of their community of origin and the demands of ‘modernity’. She presented her research at international conferences and, in March 2016, she hosted the mini-conference Dream Warriors: Creating Pathways through Poetry and Music. She is currently a visiting scholar ay Lehigh University, where she teaches courses in Global Studies and Africana Studies Programs.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Indigenous Studies, Ethnographic Methods, Decolonizing methods, Race and Ethnicity, Hip Hip Studies, Performance, Globalization and Cultural Studies.