Adam Banks

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Adam Banks

Ph.D. Student, University Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Christian Theology/Liberation Theology
  • Homiletics

Adam Banks is a first year Ph.D. student interested in bringing critical theory to bear on the intersection of hip-hop consumption and empire.  Going beyond previous research which focused on hip-hop artists, Adam desires to critically explore how dynamics of culture, class, race, and history place constraints upon and/or create possibilities for enactments of agency for black consumers of hip-hop in the U.S. context.  While engaging in doctoral studies, Adam serves as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Springfield, OH.  Adam has earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. (Anthropology) from Washington University in St. Louis.