Tyler Allen

Tyler Allen

Fall 2017
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African American Studies

Tyler Allen is a senior working to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies. As a McNair Scholar, she gained knowledge on valuable researching skills and techniques, which she was able to apply to her study of how hip-hop and rap culture positively affect the African American community. With KU AAAS Advisor and Professor Anthony Bolden, Tyler has conducted two research projects titled Tupac Shakur and the Black Male Identity: Social Awareness in Hip-Hop (summer 2016), and Tupac Shakur and Black Identities: Hip-Hop and Spirituality (spring 2017). During fall 2017, she will be working with Dr. Cecile Accilian of the AAAS Department and other faculty and staff on an exhibition recognizing the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.