Owen Kohl

Assistant Instructional Professor, Global Studies Program
Gates-Blake 122

Academic Bio

Dr. Kohl received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and will be teaching Global Studies I and II with Prof. Hevia. Dr. Kohl explores the relationship between media-making and the reimagining of home after socialist Yugoslavia’s dismemberment. Before completing a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Chicago, Kohl began preliminary field research on global manifestations of hip hop social practices in France, Senegal, Croatia, Russia, and Mongolia. Since 2013, he has taught at different universities in Chicago, designing courses that are fruitfully interwoven with his research methods, associated multimedia production, and his manuscript, Were the Balkans Made for Rap? Semiosis in the Homemade Hip Hop Imaginary.