An assistant professor of Media Technologies and Culture in the Communication Department, Sachs is an expert on hip-hop culture and the racial and gender politics of the musical genre.
Sachs's academic research focuses on studying cultures that spring up around media technologies and hip-hop culture, particularly the mid-1980s media explosion of hip-hop and the racial and gender politics of the musical genre.
Additionally, professor Sachs can address how race, gender, sexuality, and class are represented and constructed in popular culture and media.
He can be reached in his office at 925-631-8197 or by email at [email protected]. For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at [email protected].