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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

Carson's doctoral dissertation, a 34-track rap album, went viral. This fall, he'll teach hip-hop history and composition in the hope of giving his students tools to engage in difficult conversations.

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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

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