Thursday, December 2, 2021

Thomas Oates (American studies and Journalism and Mass Communication) is the 2021 winner of the Outstanding SSJ Article Award for his article, “Where I’m From”: Jay-Z’s “Hip Hop Cosmopolitanism,” Basketball, and the Neoliberal Politics of Urban Space (Vol 37 issue 3). 

In the article Dr. Oates make nuanced connections between hip-hop culture/Jay-Z and sport, presents a robust methodology, cleverly weaves various aspects of the analysis together, and tells an extremely engaging story about Jay-Z, sport, urban space, and neoliberalism. 

Congratulations, Tom!