Dr. Brittney Cooper speaks about the experiences of cis and transgender women in the Black Lives Matter movement. Featured as part of the fall 2015 university course "The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics, and Protest," led by Professor Dorothy Brown, Dr. Cooper's talk came at the invitation of Drs. Donna Troka and Pamela Scully of Emory's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE). An overflowing audience of students, faculty, and the public attended Dr. Cooper's lecture on November 3, 2015 in the Woodruff Library's Jones Room. A well-known activist and black feminist theorist, Cooper places the #SayHerName campaign within the contexts of feminist and queer theory genealogies, as well black activism. CFDE and the James Weldon Johnson Institute co-sponsored this lecture.
Question & Answer Session
About the Speaker
Dr. Brittney Cooper is assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She received her PhD in American Studies from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. Professor Cooper is completing a book project titled Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition, 1892–Present. Her work explores Black women's intellectual history, Black feminist thought, and race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture. Cooper is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, which was named a top feminist blog by New York Magazine in 2011 and a top race blog by TheRoot.com in 2012. She writes for the CFC as "crunktastic."
Cover Image Attribution:#SayHerName at Skyline Music Series, January 1, 2015. Photograph by Flickr user Joe Brusky. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0.
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