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Reuben May

Professor, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas United States

Reuben A. Buford May, Ph.D., is the author of three books: Urban Nightlife: Entertaining Race, Class, and Culture in Public Space (2014), the award-winning book Living Through the Hoop: High School Basketball, Race, and the American Dream (2008) and Talking at Trena’s: Everyday Conversations at an African American Tavern (2001). He has been a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting professor at MIT. May received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago, and his research focuses on race and culture, urban ethnography, the sociology of sport, and the sociology of the everyday. In addition to his books and other scholarly publications, May enjoys performing as a hip hop artist under the name of Reginald S. Stuckey.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

"You need to rap for us the way you rap in your videos!"  

-Student of Dr. May. 

In Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Bryan, Vol. 5, Dr. Reuben May talks about growing up disadvantaged and how he got to be a professor and award winning author, as well as a rapper featured in notable publications.

This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, Janurary 12th, 2015.  

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Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Dec 01, 2015