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Marcus Hill

Graduated: 2009, Masters in Pan African Studies

Thesis title: Sex work in Washington, D.C. : Black female sexuality and Black women's labor

Alumni information

  • 2nd advance degree: Howard University, School of Communications - Doctor of Philosophy, Mass Communication and Media Studies, 2011 – 2014
  • Certificate of University Teaching Recipient, Future Professoriate Program
  • Working in the Washington DC area

Graduate Student Information

Marcus Hill is from the historic Capitol Hill region of the city of Washington, DC (Not the suburban area of southern Maryland or northern Virginia). Marcus completed his undergraduate studies at Syracuse University where he received a BA in English and Textual Studies. His research interests are the roles Black women played in creating an entire culture that caters, centers, and revolve around their hair. Marcus hopes to show that this important popular culture aspect of Black women is evidence of how both the Pan-African movement is moving forward and simultaneously moving back. Marcus hopes to one day write a collection of books on Black popular culture and their significance to the Pan-African movement, from California low riders to Screw music in Houston, Texas. May 2009 Graduate.

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