Bio: Dr. Todd Craig
Dr. Todd Craig is a native of Queens, New York: a product of Ravenswood and Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. He is a writer, educator and DJ whose career meshes his love of writing, teaching, and music. Craigâ€™s research examines the hip-hop DJ as twenty-first-century new media reader and writer and investigates the modes and practices of the DJ as creating the discursive elements of DJ rhetoric and literacy. Craigâ€™s publications include the multimodal novel torâ€™cha, a short story in Staten Island Noir and essays in textbooks and scholarly journals including Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers, Fiction International, Radical Teacher, and Modern Language Studies. He was guest editor of Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education for the special issue â€œStraight Outta Englishâ€ (2017). Craig is currently working on his full-length manuscript entitled â€œK for the Wayâ€: DJ Literacy and Rhetoric for Comp 2.0 and Beyond. Dr. Craig has taught English Composition within the City University of New York for over fifteen years. Presently, Craig is an Associate Professor of English at Medgar Evers College, where he serves as the Composition Coordinator and CUNY Writing Discipline Council co-chair.
Expertise: Composition and Rhetoric, Hip Hop pedagogy and DJ literacy, Sound Studies, African American literacies