Grammy award-winning producer and Winston-Salem native Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit and renowned poet Brenda Marie Osbey will join the #WFU African American Studies Program as professors for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Douthit will be Professor of the Practice in Residence in African American Studies for fall 2022, and Brenda Marie Osbey will be Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Residence in African American Studies for spring 2023.
Douthit will teach an undergraduate seminar entitled “Where It All Began: A History of Hip Hop.”
Osbey will teach the undergraduate seminar, “Modernist Africana Poetry of the Americas,” which examines the origins of modernism among Africana authors of the Americas and poetry, poetics and poetry movements of Brazil and Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States from the late 19th through the first half of the 20th century.
Douthit and Osbey will participate in special programming for both the Wake Forest and Winston-Salem communities during their teaching semesters. ...