Tanya Saunders

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Tanya Saunders is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Her research examines the ways in which Black artists, intellectuals and activists throughout Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, employ cultural aesthetics, such as Hip Hop and contemporary art, to work for social change locally, nationally and transnationally. She is currently completing a book about the Underground Hip Hop Movement in Cuba and on a handful of articles that address the themes of social change, artistic movements and transnational Black identity.