Brittney Cooper


Feminist Scholar and Author of "Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women"


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Brittney Cooper

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Brittney Cooper is associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is a widely sought-after public speaker at universities throughout the country and an in-demand commentator for radio, podcasts and television.

>Her work and words have appeared on MSNBC, BET, NPR and PBS and in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, New York Magazine,, The Root ( and Al Jazeera America, among many others. She is a regular contributor at and cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective and blog.

Cooper is author of the award-winning book “Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women” (University of Illinois Press, 2017) and “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” (St. Martin’s Press, 2018). She is also coeditor of “The Crunk Feminist Collection” (The Feminist Press, 2017).