Todd E. Boyd, Ph.D.
The Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for Study of Race and Popular Culture
Work Phone: 213.740.3334
Office: SCA 320
Todd Boyd is the Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture and Professor of Critical Studies. His many books include The Notorious Ph.D's Guide to the Super Fly 70s (Harlem Moon/Doubleday, 2007), Young Black Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, the Hip Hop Invasion, and the Transformation of American Culture (Doubleday, 2003); The New H.N.I.C: The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop (NYU Press, 2002); and Am I Black Enough For You? : Popular Culture from the 'Hood and Beyond (Indiana University Press, 1997).
Dr. Boyd was a producer and co-writer on the Paramount Pictures film The Wood (1999). He has been a columnist and/or regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, ESPN.com, and Chicago Tribune. A prominent media commentator, Dr. Boyd's comments have also appeared in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and Vibe among others. He also provides his commentary and regularly appears on many television news programs and talk shows including: NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, The News Hour (PBS), Frontline, Independent Lens, ESPN, CNN and MTV among others. His recent documentary appearances include The Godfather Legacy (History Channel, 2012), Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots (VH1, 2012), Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation (VH1, 2011), The Running Rebels of UNLV (HBO, 2011) and Straight Outta LA (ESPN, 2010) among others. Dr. Boyd is the recipient of both the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008) and USC Parent's Association Teaching and Mentoring Award (2005).