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Jeff Chang

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 Jeff Chang Biography

Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music.

His first book, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He edited the book, "Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop."

"Who We Be: The Colorization of America" was released in October 2014 to critical acclaim. It was published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, "Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America." The book won the Ray + Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Books For A Better Life Award.

His 2016 book, "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation," was published in September 2016. It was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book Of The Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.” In May 2019, he and director Bao Nguyen created a four-episode digital series adaptation of the book for PBS "Indie Lens Storycast."

Jeff has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero, and by the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” With H. Samy Alim, he was the 2014 winner of the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award at Stanford University. He was recently named to the Frederick Douglass 200 as one of “200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass.”

Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He has written for The Guardian, Slate, The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, and Buzzfeed, among many others.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Jeff serves as the Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

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  • Who We Be: The Colorization of America

    In this sweeping talk, Jeff Chang draws on material from his book on the social history, the cultural influence—and the massive selling—of multiculturalism in America over the last thirty years. He examines how, at important intervals in American history, culture led the way; political change would follow.

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    Jeff Chang traverses continents and decades to show us how hip-hop came to crystallize a multiracial generation's worldview. How does it define the lives of millions around the world? How has it transformed politics and art? And how did it redefine the portrayal of race in popular culture? He draws on economics, social theory and demographics to trace the tumultuous period in which hip-hop came to life—a time when the post-civil rights generation moved from out of the margins and into the mainstream. He speaks with passion, tempered with a critical understanding of pop culture, to tell students that this important history is actually their history.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jeff Chang?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Chang for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Chang for your next private or corporate function.
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Jeff Chang

Author Who Writes About Culture, Politics, The Arts & Music

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Jeff Chang Biography

Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music.

His first book, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He edited the book, "Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop."

"Who We Be: The Colorization of America" was released in October 2014 to critical acclaim. It was published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, "Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America." The book won the Ray + Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Books For A Better Life Award.

His 2016 book, "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation," was published in September 2016. It was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book Of The Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.” In May 2019, he and director Bao Nguyen created a four-episode digital series adaptation of the book for PBS "Indie Lens Storycast."

Jeff has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero, and by the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” With H. Samy Alim, he was the 2014 winner of the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award at Stanford University. He was recently named to the Frederick Douglass 200 as one of “200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass.”

Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He has written for The Guardian, Slate, The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, and Buzzfeed, among many others.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Jeff serves as the Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

Jeff Chang Videos

  • Jeff Chang's Notes on Race & Resegregation
    Jeff Chang has chronicled contemporary American experiences of arts, culture, race, and politics in books like "Can't Stop Won't Stop."
  • Hip-Hop Historian Jeff Chang: How Hip-Hop Culture Changed Politics
  • Jeff Chang, author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," speaks about the Hip ...
    Jeff Chang talks about how far hip-hop has come in two decades, both as an art form and as an undeniable cultural movement, and reveals his own hip...

Jeff Chang Speaking Topics

  • Who We Be: The Colorization of America

    In this sweeping talk, Jeff Chang draws on material from his book on the social history, the cultural influence—and the massive selling—of multiculturalism in America over the last thirty years. He examines how, at important intervals in American history, culture led the way; political change would follow.

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    Jeff Chang traverses continents and decades to show us how hip-hop came to crystallize a multiracial generation's worldview. How does it define the lives of millions around the world? How has it transformed politics and art? And how did it redefine the portrayal of race in popular culture? He draws on economics, social theory and demographics to trace the tumultuous period in which hip-hop came to life—a time when the post-civil rights generation moved from out of the margins and into the mainstream. He speaks with passion, tempered with a critical understanding of pop culture, to tell students that this important history is actually their history.

FAQs on booking Jeff Chang

  • How to book Jeff Chang?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Chang for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jeff Chang, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeff Chang or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeff Chang?

    Booking fees for Jeff Chang, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeff Chang, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jeff Chang?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Chang for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Chang for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeff Chang or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeff Chang or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jeff Chang is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeff Chang for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jeff Chang generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geoffrey Canada, Dr. Michio Kaku, Kal Penn, Halla Tomasdottir and Sheryl Sandberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Chang for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jeff Chang Speaker Videos

  • Jeff Chang's Notes on Race & Resegregation
    Jeff Chang has chronicled contemporary American experiences of arts, culture, race, and politics in books like "Can't Stop Won't Stop."
    Hip-Hop Historian Jeff Chang: How Hip-Hop Culture Changed Politics
  • Jeff Chang, author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," speaks about the Hip ...
    Jeff Chang talks about how far hip-hop has come in two decades, both as an art form and as an undeniable cultural movement, and reveals his own hip hop awakening as a young boy in Hawaii.

Jeff Chang Speaking Topics

  • Who We Be: The Colorization of America

    In this sweeping talk, Jeff Chang draws on material from his book on the social history, the cultural influence—and the massive selling—of multiculturalism in America over the last thirty years. He examines how, at important intervals in American history, culture led the way; political change would follow.

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    Jeff Chang traverses continents and decades to show us how hip-hop came to crystallize a multiracial generation's worldview. How does it define the lives of millions around the world? How has it transformed politics and art? And how did it redefine the portrayal of race in popular culture? He draws on economics, social theory and demographics to trace the tumultuous period in which hip-hop came to life—a time when the post-civil rights generation moved from out of the margins and into the mainstream. He speaks with passion, tempered with a critical understanding of pop culture, to tell students that this important history is actually their history.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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