Jessica Diaz-Hurtado

With roots in Latin America, Jessica Diaz-Hurtado's work focuses on immigration, race, conflict and culture. She received her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Scholarship. She also received her M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. In 2014 she directed and produced her award-winning documentary series, Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio, on Rio de Janeiro's youth hip hop culture. After graduating, she was a freelance multimedia journalist in South America. She is currently a 2016-17 Kroc Fellow.

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For The Chulita Vinyl Club, Crate Digging Is More Than A Hobby

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Celebrating Mujeres: Butterflies, Brujas And Bey

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Alt.Latino Extra: Being Unapologetic, Being Afro-Latina

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Alt.Latino Explores Afro-Latin Music For Black History Month

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Get To Know Afro-Brazilian Music With This Alt.Latino Mixtape

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'La Verdad': The Truth Of Latin American Hip-Hop

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The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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'Bars Medley': Classic Literature Remixed Into Hip-Hop And Verse

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