Jeff Chang is an American journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture. His 2005 book, Can't Stop Won't Stop, which won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award, chronicles the early hip hop scene. His writings have appeared in publications such as URB, The Bomb, San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vibe, Spin, The Nation, and Mother Jones. Jeff was the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts + Committee on Black Performing Arts at Stanford University. In June 2018, the Institute announced in a press release that Chang will leave to become the first vice president of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward.