CSAMES Associate Director Dr. Angela Williams has published the first book dedicated to female rap artists from the Middle East and North Africa and their representations of womanhood and girlhood.  In Hip Hop Harem: Women, Rap and Representation in the Middle East (Peter Lang), Dr. Williams explores the themes of liberation and agency expressed by seven female rap artists and how those themes are received by other women from the region.  Through this work, Dr. Williams continues to collaborate with education, media and other civic organizations to make more accessible the varied artistic expressions of women in the region.

To purchase, contact Dr. Williams at aswillms@illinois.edu or go here.