Amalia MallardProgram Assistant, Paul Robeson Galleries

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Amalia Mallard is an independent scholar and the founder of The Laughing Archive, a repository and critical analysis of laughter in recorded music. With degrees in Political Science and Africana Studies, her Master’s thesis, “Locating and Retracing the Modern Black Aesthetic in Hip-Hop,” explores the intergenerational commonalities between hip-hop, the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance. She has worked for or done work at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY; Hudson County Community College; the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University – Newark; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Universal Music Enterprises; and The ARChive of Contemporary Music.