Todd Boyd

Expert on race in pop-culture, especially sports and film
  • Professor of critical studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture
Office: (213) 740-3334


  • African American cinema and culture
  • music and pop culture
  • media and society
  • sports and society
  • American cinema and television
  • race, class and gender in American film
  • blaxploitation films and 70s culture
  • hip-hop culture

Additional Information

  • Author, Young Black Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, the Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture (2003), The New H.N.I.C: The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop (2003) and Am I Black Enough for You? Popular Culture from the ‘Hood and Beyond (1997)
  • Editor, Basketball Jones: America above the Rim (2000) and Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity (1997)
  • Co-writer and producer, The Wood (1999)