Hood College to Host Author Brittney Cooper, Ph.D. for “The Joys of Black Feminist World Making” Public Talk

Author of “Eloquent Rage,” “Beyond Respectability,” to visit Hodson Auditorium April 18

Hood College is pleased to welcome award-winning author, teacher and public speaker Brittney Cooper, Ph.D., for a public talk, Q&A session and book signing in the Hodson Auditorium on April 18 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Hanson Lecture Series through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This event is also hosted as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the African American Studies program at Hood, which aims to commemorate our past, take account of our present, and forge our future.

Cooper is a tenured professor of Women and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Cooper is the co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, which explores African-American culture, feminism and intersectionality. She has also published six books, examining topics such as girlhood, black feminism, respectability politics and more social issues. Cooper is a widely sought-after public speaker at universities throughout the country and an in-demand commentator for radio, podcasts, and television, with her work and words appearing in national news outlets such as MSNBC, BET, NPR, PBS, and the New York Times among many others.

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