M.A. James Barber


Abteilung für Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte

Universität Bern
Historisches Institut
Länggassstrasse 49
3012 Bern
10/2018–Present University of Bern, Switzerland
Doctoral student on the SNF Project «Hip Hop as a Transcultural Phenomenon: Jamaican and Mexican Cultural Signifiers in US Hip Hop (1970s-1990s)». Primary supervisor: Professor Britta Sweers (Institute of Musicology). Secondary supervisor: Professor Christian Büschges (Department of Iberian and Latin American History).
4/2014–7/2016 Humboldt University, Berlin (1,7: GOOD), Global Studies (MA). Thesis: «U.S. Intervention in the Chapare Regional Development Programme, Bolivia (1983-1991)»
8/2014–12/2014 FLACSO Social Science University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Overseas MA semester
1/2015–5/2015 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Overseas MA semester
9/2008–7/2009 University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (PASS), Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Education
10/2005–7/2008 University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (Upper Second Class Honours), Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Barber, James (forthcoming 2022) ‘The Resounding Influence of the Jamaican in New York: Cultural Circularity and Reggae’s Resonance in Hip-hop, from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and Beyond’, in S. Mittermeier, V. Keller and M. Smólka. (eds) From the Bronx to the Bowery – A Musical History of New York Through Song, Bristol: Intellect.