Joseph C. ‘Piko’ Ewoodzie, Jr., is the Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Davidson College. He teaches courses on qualitative methods, sociological theory, culture, race and urban sociology. He examines how marginalized populations in urban locations make sense of inequalities in their everyday lives. Piko embeds himself into communities and takes a long-term immersive approach to research. His publications include articles on the everyday eating patterns of people inhabiting different social classes and the book Break Beats in the Bronx: Revisiting Hip Hop’s Early Years. He earned a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in urban sociology, what we can learn from hip hop artists, qualitative research, ‘getting out,’ and Wakanda Forever.