Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper, Rutgers professor and author. Photo: Ryan Lash Photography

UNCA to Host MLK, Jr. Event

Brittney Cooper
Brittney Cooper, Rutgers professor and author. Photo: Ryan Lash Photography

“Reimagining Black Liberation,” virtual keynote talk by Dr. Brittney Cooper.

Dr. Brittney Cooper, associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote talk for UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. The talk is titled “Reimagining Black Liberation,” and will be free and open to everyone. Cooper also will teach an online master class for UNC Asheville students at noon the same day.

Dr. Cooper is the author of the memoir Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, and Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women, winner of the 2018 Merle Curti Intellectual History Award from the Organization of American Historians.

A cultural commentator, Cooper has written for media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, and The Root. She is active on Twitter @ProfessorCrunk and is co-founder of The Crunk Feminist Collective (www.crunkfeministcollective.com) where she blogs as “crunktastic. She is also co-editor of the ebook, The Crunk Feminist Collection – Essays on hip-hop feminism.

Dr. Cooper earned her PhD in American studies from Emory University, where she had also earned her master’s degree. She did her undergraduate work at Howard University, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in English and political science.

UNC Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration takes place online at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Check www.unca.edu/events for Zoom access details.

 

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