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Derek Pardue is an associate professor in the Global Studies Department at Aarhus University in Denmark. His work has focused on migration, cities, and cultural politics across the Lusophone world with particular emphasis on Brazil, Portugal, and Cape Verde. His books include: Ruminations on Violence (Waveland, 2008), Brazilian Hip Hoppers Speak from the Margin (Palgrave, 2011), Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal (University of Illinois, 2015) and Living (Il)legalities in Brazil (Routledge, 2020). He is currently finishing a book based on Sobrevivendo no Inferno, the famous rap album by the Brazilian group Racionais MCs, forthcoming from Bloomsbury, and is also writing a collection of short stories based on anthropological fieldwork with Haitian and West African migrants in the city of São Paulo. Read more about Derek Pardue.