THE SKATEROOM Podcast Ep. 04 - Dr. Neftalie Williams – "The Ambassador of Skateboarding"


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THE SKATEROOM Podcast unites art, skate & social change through conversation.

On episode 4, we speak with Dr. Neftalie Williams, a sociologist and USC Provost’s Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and Yale Schwarzman Center Visiting Fellow in Race, Culture & Community. He investigates global issues of race, diversity, identity, and youth empowerment, using the lens of action sports culture. Williams holds a Ph.D. from the University of Waikato and has upcoming books with Artisan Books and UC Press focused on skateboarding culture. He is also the first ‘Ambassador of Skateboarding,’ and envoy for the US Department of State, he introduced the concept of skateboarding as a tool for cultural diplomacy in both theory and practice. Hosted by Oisín Tammas & Zelia Corbia

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