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Aug 26, 2021

It’s not only everyday that you come across a hip hop artist who’s also an Ivy League professor. Brown University psychology professor Malik Boykin, has a new song, Dancing for Freedom, on Spotify and other platforms under his artist name, Malik Starx. 

Like his father, Malik is a trailblazer. His father, A. Ward Boykin was the first Professor of Psychology of African descent at Cornell University. Malik is the first Professor of Psychology of African descent at Brown University. His focus is evident in the title of one of the courses he teaches, The Psychology of Stigma and Prejudice.

Originally from Hyattsville, Maryland, Dr. Boykin currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.

Favorite movie: The Greatest, a biopic on Muhammad Ali.

Favorite book is Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham. 

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