Daudi Abe


Dr. Daudi Abe is a professor, writer, and historian who has taught and written about race, gender, education, hip-hop, and sports spanning four decades.

Dr. Abe’s book, Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle, was published in 2020 by University of Washington Press. His writing has been featured locally in The Stranger, The Seattle Times, and Crosscut, and he has appeared on national media such as MSNBC, and NPR. In 2013 6 N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture (Over the Edge Books) was published.

Dr. Abe has taught all levels from kindergarten to graduate school, serving the last fifteen-plus years as an instructor at Seattle Central College, where he has developed several courses, including "HUM 125: Hip-Hop Theory & Culture" and "HUM 130: Sports & Culture."

Working with educators has always been of great interest, and recently Dr. Abe has helped develop the Academy for Rising Educators (ARE), a partnership between Seattle Central College and Seattle Public Schools to develop and certify homegrown, culturally responsive teachers.

Dr. Abe has expanded this critical discourse with educators into law enforcement, including the design and delivery of a first-of-its-kind "History of Race & Policing" pilot course at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. 

Dr. Abe holds an MA in human development and earned a PhD in education from the University of Washington.

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