Holly Hobbs

Holly Hobbs earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2015. In 2012, she founded the NOLA Hip-Hop Archive, a digital archive of rap and bounce music and oral history housed at the Amistad Research Center. Hobbs has worked as a music consultant in a number of capacities over the years, including work in documentary film.  She has served for many years as a contract fieldworker for the State of Louisiana's Department of Tourism, and as a consultant for a number of local and international cultural development initiatives.  Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Music Rising, the KNOWLA Encyclopedia of Music and Culture, Smithsonian Folkways, Southern Spaces, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Uproxx and others.  She currently works as a Corporate Development Specialist for NPR/WWNO in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She serves as producer for multiple public media shows, including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's Lagniappe Sessions and more.  She serves on the board for multiple entities and continues to offer contract consulting positions in cultural development.