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 Jeff Chang Biography

“Culture moves before politics,” says Jeff Chang. In the seminal "Can’t Stop Won’t Stop," Chang used hip-hop culture to radically remix the last 25 years of America's political and social history. In his pulsating follow-up, "Who We Be" he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization —to tell a new, vibrant, and utterly necessary people’s history.

Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. A radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang talks about multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment. His first book, "Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," won the American Book Award, and is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a cultural history. His next book, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," examines the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades.

He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” and has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature. He was a founding editor of ColorLines magazine, and a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons’ 360hiphop.com. Chang also co-founded and ran the influential hip-hop indie label SoleSides, now Quannum Projects, helping launch the career of DJ Shadow, among others.

Chang grew up in Honolulu, received a Master's in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and was an organizer for the National Hip-Hop Political Convention. Chang was editor of Total Chaos, an anthology examining the influence of hip-hop culture into other art forms. He has written for The Nation, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, VIBE and The L.A. Review of Books.

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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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    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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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.
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Jeff Chang

Culture and Social History Author

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Jeff Chang Biography

“Culture moves before politics,” says Jeff Chang. In the seminal "Can’t Stop Won’t Stop," Chang used hip-hop culture to radically remix the last 25 years of America's political and social history. In his pulsating follow-up, "Who We Be" he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization —to tell a new, vibrant, and utterly necessary people’s history.

Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. A radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang talks about multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment. His first book, "Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," won the American Book Award, and is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a cultural history. His next book, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," examines the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades.

He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” and has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature. He was a founding editor of ColorLines magazine, and a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons’ 360hiphop.com. Chang also co-founded and ran the influential hip-hop indie label SoleSides, now Quannum Projects, helping launch the career of DJ Shadow, among others.

Chang grew up in Honolulu, received a Master's in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and was an organizer for the National Hip-Hop Political Convention. Chang was editor of Total Chaos, an anthology examining the influence of hip-hop culture into other art forms. He has written for The Nation, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, VIBE and The L.A. Review of Books.

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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 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, Cory Booker and Ellen DeGeneres. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Chang for an upcoming event.

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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