In this episode, Teresa Hoard-Jackson speaks to Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. Dr Lumumba-Kasongo is a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities with the Department of Music at Brown University. Her PhD thesis, completed in Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University, was based on ethnographic work between 2013 and 2019 at community-studios in Upstate New York, Pittsburgh, PA, Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a hip hop education program in Brooklyn, NY. More broadly, her academic work explores the politics of community-studios, music production, recording services and education, and her creative work as an Afrofuturist rapper and producer - under the moniker Sammus - focuses primarily on black feminist politics and Afrodiasporic identities as they are negotiated from behind and in front of the screens that govern modern life.
This podcast is made with the support of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) and produced by Laura Foster and Timothy Neale, with assistance from Alison Kenner, Teresa Hoard-Jackson, Aadita Chaudhury, Konstantin Georgiev, Juan Francisco Salazar and Duygu Kasdogan. Editing by Timothy Neale and Konstantin Georgiev. Transcription by Konstantin Georgiev and Teresa Hoard-Jackson. Music by Young Fellaz Brass Band (instagram: @youngfellazbrassband).