Todd Boyd

University of Southern California

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Todd Boyd is a Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race & Popular Culture at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the author of several books, including Young, Black, Rich & Famous: The Rise of the NBA, the Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture and Basketball Jones: America above the Rim. Boyd is co-writer and producer of The Wood, a film about growing up in Inglewood in the 1980s.

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