Alain-Philippe Durand studies French and Brazilian literatures, French Cinema, Hip-Hop, and the promotion of the Humanities disciplines in the professions. He is the author and editor of four books: Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World; A Techno World: New Electronic Spaces in the French Novel of the 1980s and 1990s; Novels of the Contemporary Extreme; and Frédéric Beigbeder and His Doubles. The French Government awarded Durand the Palmes Académiques. The French publication France-Amérique named him among its list of fifty French talents living in the United States.
Dorrance Dean, College of Humanities
Professor, Africana Studies Program
Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
Professor, Department of French & Italian
Professor, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Intercultural Arts Research
Professor, Institute for LGBT Studies