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Michael Moschilla


  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


I am an honorary researcher at the University of Western Australia with interests that lie at the intersection of history, cultural studies and critical theory. My PhD project – titled “‘I remake my universe every time I use a verse’: rap music and the changing same of anti-racist struggle in 21st century America” – centred on histories of both anti-Black racism and the various anti-racist movements which have arisen in opposition to these histories. In particular, I explore the ways in which rap musicians offer counterhegemonic critiques of and, on occasion, alternatives to racist and sexist structures.

Since April 2024, I have been a History Reviews Editor for the Australasian Journal of American Studies.

Research expertise keywords

  • United States History
  • Music
  • Hip Hop
  • Prison Abolition and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Critical theory
  • Gender
  • Cultural studies
  • African American studies