Bettina L. Love

Areas of Expertise

  • hip hop-based education
  • black girlhood
  • diversity and social justice
  • hip hop feminism
  • critical media literacy

Academic Affiliations


 706-542-4244 (office)

Research Summary

My research, teaching, and service are focused on understanding, contextualizing, and deconstructing the formal and informal educational experiences of marginalized youth, be they queer, urban, African-American, female, male, or a unification of these identities. My work is informed by critical pedagogy, critical race theory, and Black feminism with an aim to create innovative pedagogical practices through the use of non-traditional educational curricula (e.g., Hip Hop-based education, critical media literacy, Hip Hop feminism, and popular culture).