Faculty African American Studies

Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
Associate Professor, African American Studies School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Critical Studies

2112 Humanities Gateway
Irvine, CA 2435

Phone:
Email: sohail.d@uci.edu

Fields of Interest:
Muslim Studies, Black radicalism and internationalism, critical race studies, U.S. imperial culture, cultural studies, decolonization.

Publications
Books:

Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America (2012).

Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic (with Michael Eric Dyson) Basic Civitas, 2009.


Articles:

“Protect Ya Neck: Muslims and the Carceral Imagination in the Age of Guantánamo (Remix),” in Black Routes To Islam, Hisham Aidi and Manning Marable (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan.

"A Rebel To America: 'N.Y. State of Mind' After the Towers Fell," in Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic, Sohail Daulatzai & Michael Eric Dyson (eds.), Basic Civitas.

“The Birth and Rise of L.A. Rap,” in Movement: Hip-Hop in L.A., 1980’s – Now, Exhibit Catalog, sponsored by City of Los Angeles Department Cultural Affairs, 2007.

“Protect Ya Neck: Muslims and the Carceral Imagination in the Age of Guantánamo,” in Souls, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2007).

“To the East, Blackwards: Bandung Hopes, Diasporic Dreams, and Black/Muslim Encounters in Sam Greenlee’s Baghdad Blues,” in Souls, vol. 8, no. 4 (Fall 2006).

“Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King: Edward Said As B-Boy” in Amer-Asia Journal (Special Issue on the legacy of Edward Said) UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press (Spring 2005).

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme - Liner Notes for the DVD release on Palm Pictures (dir. by. Kevin Fitzgerald, 2005).

“War At 33 1/3: Hip-Hop, the Language of the Unheard, and the Afro-Asian Atlantic” in The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, Dipannita Basu & Sid Lemelle (eds.), Pluto Press (2006).

“Inna Babylon: Mutiny and the Soul Rebels From the Subcontinent,” in SAMAR, no.18.

“View the World From American Eyes: Ball, Islam and Dissent in Post-Race America,” in Basketball Jones: America Above the Rim, Todd Boyd & Ken Shropshire (eds.), New York University Press (2000).

“(Re)Birth of a Nation: Islam, Cultural Politics and the Rhetoric of Empire,” Spectator: USC Journal of Film and Television Criticism, Special Issue: “Monitoring Television: Race, Representation and Nationhood,” (Fall/Winter 1998).

“Darker Than Blue, Conversations on the Game: An Interview With Dr. Todd Boyd,” Spectator: USC Journal of Film and Television Criticism, Special Issue: “Monitoring Television: Race, Representation and Nationhood,” (Fall/Winter 1998).