Professor Adam Bradley, RAP Lab Director

Adam Bradley

Director • Adam Bradley is a professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he directs the Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture (RAP Lab). His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and in num • Bradley is the author or editor of five books, including Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop; The Anthology of Rap; and the New York Times bestseller One Day It’ll All Make Sense, a memoir he wrote for the rapper and actor Common. • He has also written extensively on the literature and legacy of the novelist Ralph Ellison. • Bradley’s forthcoming book, The Poetry of Pop, unlocks the mysteries of word, image, and sound in popular music across genres, featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and beyond.


Josette Lorig

Josette Lorig

Lab Manager • Josette Lorig is a PhD Candidate in English and Lab Manager for the Rap Lab. Her areas of research include 20th-century U.S. literature and culture, gender and sexuality studies and popular culture studies.

Lisa Bailey

Lab Administrator

Undergraduate Lab Assistants

Amirah Counts, Undergraduate Intern

Amirah Counts

Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Lauren Arnold, Undergraduate Research Intern

Lauren Arnold

Undergraduate Lab Assistant • Lauren Arnold is a junior at CU Boulder, majoring in communication and English with an emphasis in creative writing. She currently writes a column on black feminism for the CU Independent. At the RAP Lab, she works as an undergraduate research assistant.