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Brittney Cooper

Departments of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Brittney Cooper received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University in 2009. Professor Cooper is currently completing her first book Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition, 1892-Present. Her work focuses on Black women's intellectual history, Black feminist thought, and race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture. She is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog, which was named a top feminist blog by New York Magazine in 2011 and a top race blog by TheRoot.com in 2012. She tweets @ProfessorCrunk.