Fall 2023 Charlas con Café | 50 Years of Hip Hop: From the South Bronx to Latin America and Beyond

with Dr. Alejandro Nava

Alejandro Nava


12:30 to 2 p.m., Oct. 6, 2023


Join the Center for Latin American Studies for our weekly Fall 2023 Charlas con Café – a space where we engage with a wide variety of experts and discuss topics relevant to the Latin American region, Fridays from 1-2 pm (unless otherwise specified). Coffee & snacks starting at 12:30pm.

This is a hybrid event. To join via Zoom, please click here 

This charla will offer a brief sketch of the history of hip-hop in the U.S. and its eventual rise to prominence throughout the globe. It will spotlight some of the major subgenres in hip-hop, especially reggaeton and voices throughout Latin America. The speaker, Dr. Nava, will also consider the role that hip-hop played in his life, as a Latino and first-generation college graduate.

Alejandro Nava was born and raised in Tucson, and is a first-generation college graduate. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is currently Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of several books, including most recently, “Street Scriptures: Between God and Hip-Hop,” UChicago, 2022.

Location: Marshall Bldg. Suite 280

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm.