De Angela L. Duff is an Associate Vice Provost at New York University and Industry Professor in Integrated Design & Media (IDM) at NYU Tandon. She also curates music symposia as polished solid, including the upcoming Prince #TripleThreat40 Hybrid Symposium (2022) celebrating 30 years of Prince’s 1999, The Time’s What Time Is It? and Vanity 6’s eponymous debut; speaks about music, design, and technology, internationally, at numerous conferences including Black Portraiture[s] VII (2022), Pop Conference 2021Prince 78-88: An Interdisciplinary Conference (2021) and 2nd Dayton Funk Symposium (2021), writes about music most recently in the edited volume Prince and Popular Music: Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life (2020, Bloomsbury); has spoken on WNYC, BBC Manchester, and Minnesota Public Radio; and produces, co-hosts, and edits the Prince & Prince-related podcasts on Grown Folks Music’s podcast network. You can view her past and present work at or subscribe to her newsletter at

Her past, curated, Prince symposia include:

  • #SexyMF30 (2022), celebrating 30 years of Prince’s o[+> album (Virtual)
  • #1plus1plus1is3 (2021), celebrating 40 years of Prince’s Controversy, 30 years of Diamonds and Pearls, and 20 years of The Rainbow Children (2021) albums (Virtual)
  • #DM40GB30 (2020), celebrating 40 years of Prince’s Dirty Mind and 30 years of Graffiti Bridge albums (Virtual)
  • #Batdance30ATL (2019), celebrating 30 years of Prince’s Batman soundtrack at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA 
  • #Lovesexy30BK (2018), celebrating 30 years of Prince’s Lovesexy album at NYU Tandon in Brooklyn, NY,