Adam Haupt

Adam Haupt is Professor of Media Studies in the Centre for Film & Media Studies at UCT. Haupt is the author of Static: Race and Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media and Film and Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion and is co-editor of the Neva Again: Hip-Hop Art, Activism and Education in Post-apartheid South Africa with Quentin Williams (UWC), Emile Jansen (Heal the Hood) and H. Samy Alim (UCLA). He also co-produced an EP, #IntheKeyofB, for the book project with hip-hop artist Bradley Lodewyk (aka b-boy King Voue). For more on the book and EP, visit HSRC Press (

Haupt is the co-editor of Journal of World Popular Music’s special double issue on Hip Hop Activism and Representational Politics with Quentin Williams and H. Samy Alim (5.1 and 5.2, 2018). He also serves on the advisory board for the first Hip Hop Book Series by University of California Press and on the advisory board of CIPHER: Hip Hop Interpellation, which is funded by the European Research Council.