Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Biography

Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University
Racialized Sexuality and Gender Representations in Hiphop and Anime
Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow
Fall 2016

 
 
 

Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. Her publications reflect her research and activism. Dr. Fischer has served in an advisory role for a number of policy councils. She co-founded and continues to work with community based social justice and creative arts organizations, such as the Bay Area Hip Hop Research and Scholarship initiative. Dr. Fischer serves as an Associate Editor for FIRE!!! The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies.

 

Project Description

Racialized Sexuality and Gender Representations in Hiphop and Anime

This project examines art and music from Bleach, an enterprise conceptualized by mangaka (=comic author/artist) Tite Kubo in 2001. The manga was published in Weekly Shonen Jump until August 2016, and the series has been aggregated into volume versions that continue to be published in various languages, including Japanese, Spanish and English. Bleach was later animated into a television series (=anime), which featured music that integrated Hiphop aesthetics in a variety of manners; there were 366 animated episodes and four movies created for Bleach. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump until August 2016, and they have been aggregated into volume versions that continue to be published in various languages, including Japanese, Spanish and English. These volumes include back issues and they are contemporarily termed tankoubon that are similar, but not identical to graphic novel formats.


Fall 2016: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow

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