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Dr. James Peterson is a writer, educational consultant and content creator. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania, he is also the founder of Hip Hop Scholars, Inc., an association of hip hop generational scholars dedicated to researching and developing the cultural and educational potential of hip hop, urban, and youth cultures.


James Braxton Peterson, Ph.D. is the author of several books, including: The Hip Hop Underground and African American CulturePrison Industrial Complex for Beginners and Hip-Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist. He is a columnist for The Philadelphia Citizen, and has written for Fortune.comNewsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and The Grio. Dr. Peterson is also a professional wordsmith who has ghostwritten and edited projects for a variety of individuals and corporate entities across a wide spectrum of professions.

Dr. Peterson has also been consulting in the diversity, equity and inclusion space since 2004. Over the course of his career, he has worked with clients from a variety of organizations, including consumer product corporations, non-profit entities, educational institutions, and municipal organizations. His work is researched based and consultations are always curated for the specific needs of individual clients.