Osei Alleyne

Visiting Assistant Professor, Critical StudiesĀ ProgramĀ 

A hip-hop and spoken word artist who has shared stages with the likes of the Roots and Mos Def, Osei is interested in tracing the oral tradition in urban music through earlier forms, such as reggae and calypso, back to the original griot traditions of West Africa.

He has designed and taught university-level courses in hip hop, media and cultural communication. As an avid futurist, Osei has presented at conferences on representations of technological futurism and human destiny in popular culture.

Recent Courses:

  • CRIT 308 | Contemporary Culture & Critique
  • CRIT 300 | Hip-Hop Theory & Practice
  • CRIT 310 | Identity, Multiculturalism, & Empire