Corey Miles, a graduate of Morgan State University, is a currently a third year graduate student pursuing a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. Corey’s research interest broadly centers on the African diaspora and popular culture. Specifically he focuses on the ways in which Hip-Hop culture challenges notions of modernity. Corey has published works on blacks in film alluding to his interest in black representations and participation in popular culture. He currently has a fellowship with the Southern Education Foundation and will be working with Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline Foundation, Inc. (E-SToPP).