Christopher Vito

ProfessorSchool of Education, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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(619) 421-6700 x5597

35-113, Chula Vista

Christopher Vito, PhD received his Doctorate in Sociology from UC Riverside. He teaches Introduction to Sociology (Soc 101) and Social Problems (Soc 110), and studies hip hop in relation to race, class, and gender. His book, The Values of Independent Hip-Hop in the Post-Golden Era: Hip-Hop's Rebels, was published by Springer/Palgrave McMillan, and he has previously published in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Hip Hop Studies, International Journal of Cultural Studies, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, and Korea Journal.

Recent Publications:

Christopher Vito. (2020). “Shop Talk: The Influence of Hip Hop on Filipino-American Barbers in San Diego.” Global Hip Hop Studies 1 (1): 13-23.

Christopher Vito. (2019). The Values of Independent Hip-Hop Culture in the Post Golden Era: Hip-Hop’s Rebels. Palgrave Pivot. Open Access:

Christopher Vito, Amanda Admire, and Elizabeth Hughes. (2018). “Masculinity, Aggrieved Entitlement, and Violence: Considering the Isla Vista Mass Shooting.” NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies 13 (2): 86-102.

Christopher Vito. (2015). “Who Said Hip-Hop was Dead?: The Politics of Hip-Hop Culture in Immortal Technique’s Lyrics.” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (4): 395-411.

Ronald Kwon (primary author), Amanda Admire, and Christopher Vito (listed alphabetically). (2015). “Declining Fertility in Two Koreas: The Demographic Implications for a Korean Reunification.” Korea Journal 55 (4): 85-110.