Dr. Scott Heath specializes in African American literature, black public culture, and speculative race theory. He is the author of Head Theory: How Hip Hop Works, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His work appears in PMLA, African American Review, Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, and The New York Times. He earned his BA in English and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina and his PhD in English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan. His next monograph is Automatic Black: Technologies of Race + Culture Design.