Mendi Obadike

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Associate Professor Humanities & Media Studies 718.636.3790 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (14)

21/FA-HMS-431S-04 Special Topics in Cultural Studies

21/SP-HMS-490S-01 SPT: Music and Sound Studies

21/FA-HMS-549A-02 Media Studies Encounters 1

21/SP-HMS-549B-01 Media Studies Encounters 2

21/SP-HMS-590B-01 Topics in Music: The Idea of Black

21/FA-HMS-631S-04 Special Topics in Cultural Studies

21/FA-HMS-659A-01 Media Studies Final Project/Thesis

21/FA-HMS-659B-01 Media Studies Thesis in Progress

21/SP-HMS-659B-01 Media Studies Thesis in Progress

21/FA-HMS-9601-01 Media Studies Internship Workshop

21/FA-HMS-9602-01 Media Studies Internship Workshop

21/FA-HMS-9603-01 Media Studies Internship Workshop

21/FA-WR-600A-03 Mentored Studies I

21/SP-WR-600B-03 Mentored Studies II


B.A., Spelman College (1995); Ph.D., Duke University (2005).


Interdisciplinary artist; recent installations and performances include: lull, a sleep temple (2020), Anyanwu (2019), Book of Light (2019), Triad (2019) publications include: Armor and Flesh (2004), Phonotype (2012), Four Electric Ghosts (2014), and Big House / Disclosure (2014); albums include: The Sour Thunder: An Internet Opera (2004), Crosstalk: American Speech Music (2008), and Big House / Disclosure (2014); artworks have been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum, Yale University, Electronic Arts Intermix, and the New York African Film Festival, among other institutions; awards include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, a postdoctoral fellowship in Race and Ethnicity at Princeton University, and a residency at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.