Bio & About

Daniel White Hodge

With 25 years of multi-ethnic & intercultural youth work experience, Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D., is a recognized urban youth culture expert & cultural literacy scholar. Dr. Hodge is Professor of Intercultural Communications in Chicago where he chairs the Department of Communication Arts & is research lead for the Catalyst_ _ 606 program. His research interests are the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations.

Dr. Hodge has worked in the Hip Hop context for over 20 years and continues to focus on justice & disparity issues as it concerns ethnic-minority populations. He has worked for and with organizations such as Young Life and World Vision and has done work with undocumented youth in Los Angeles. His four books are:

  • Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009),
  • The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010),
  • Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017),
  • Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context (IVP Academic 2018).

He is currently awaiting the publication of his next book titled Baptized In Dirty Water: A Gospel According to Tupac Amaru Shakur (Wipf & Stock Publishing,  December 2019). Dr. Hodge and his wife, Emily, reside in Chicago with their dancing/ acting daughter, Mahalia.

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