Murray Forman is author of The ‘Hood Comes First: Race, Space and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop (Wesleyan University Press, 2002) and Co-editor (with Mark Anthony Neal) of That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge, 1st edition 2004; 2nd edition, 2012). He is also author of One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television (Duke University Press, 2012). He was an inaugural recipient of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at the Hip-Hop Archive, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University (2015).
Murray Forman is a professor in the College of Arts, Media and Design.
- Resident Fellow, Hip-Hop Archive, W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University
- 2013 Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) , Hannover Germany
- 2003-2004 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- 2002 Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship
- 1998 Research Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
2012 Forman, Murray. 2012. One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2012 Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal (eds.). That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 2nd edition, New York: Routledge.
2004 Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal (eds.). That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 1st Edition. New York: Routledge.
2002 Forman, Murray. 2002. The ‘Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Ph.D. Communication Studies, McGill University (1997)