(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong to Host Celebrated Crunk Feminist Collection Authors on March 30
Conversation and Book Signing. Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing.
The Crunk Feminist Collection is a book compilation of the trio’s most popular and thought-provoking essays on race and pop culture from their website, Crunk Feminist Collective, which boasts more than one million annual readers.
Named in the January 2017 Elle magazine as ‘favorite sister bloggers,’ the collective works of the scholar-activists have also been heralded as ‘representative of a new wave of vibrant and multifaceted feminism’ by Publishers Weekly.
African-American Literature professor Regina Bradley, Ph.D., a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at Harvard University who teaches “OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South” at Armstrong will moderate.
Crunk Feminist Collective co-founder Cooper is an assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She specializes in the study of black women’s intellectual history, hip-hop generation feminism and race and gender representation in popular culture.
Co-founder Morris earned a Ph.D. from Emory University and is currently an associate professor of English at Auburn University, where she teaches African-American literature. Her writing covers a range of topics, including politics, self-care, sizeism and reality TV.
Boylorn is an associate professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at the University of Alabama. She received a Ph.D. from University of South Florida and teaches and writes about issues of social identity and diversity, with a focus on the experiences of black girls and women.
Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6 p.m.
Armstrong State University – Ogeechee Theatre
11935 Abercorn Street
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