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Martha Diaz

Hip-Hop Future School / Hip-Hop Education Center
Founder / Director
Greater New York City Area
Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, and educator, who for twenty-five years has traversed between the hip-hop entertainment industry, public arts sector and academia. She has worked in Hollywood and independent movie productions, producing short films, TV shows, documentaries, music videos, and PSA’s. As an educator, she taught middle and high school students in Harlem and the Bronx, and for four years was a part-time professor at New York University’s Gallatin School. Diaz founded the Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival and Hip-Hop Education Summit, and has been the director of the community building organization Hip-Hop Association since 2004. In 2010, Diaz formed the Hip-Hop Education Center to cultivate and formalize the field of hip-hop-based education. She has published research papers on hip-hop education and is co-editor of the Hip-Hop Education Guidebook, Vol. I ( 2007) and Rebel Music: Resistance Through Hip Hop and Punk (2015). Among her fellowships and residencies, Diaz served as Curator in NJ Performing Arts Center’s Alternate Routes Program, Fellow at NYU Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship, Fellow at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation – National Museum of American History, Curator/Scholar at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Community Scholar at Columbia University. She has been a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Diaz recently completed an appointment as a Hip-Hop Archive Research Institute and Nasir Jones Fellow at Harvard University, and is currently a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. She is presently working with director Steve McQueen as the Archive Producer of the Untitled, Tupac Shakur documentary.