Brittney Cooper received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University in 2009. Professor Cooper is currently completing her first book Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition, 1892-Present. Her work focuses on Black women’s intellectual history, Black feminist thought, and race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture. She is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog, which was named a top feminist blog by New York Magazine in 2011 and a top race blog by TheRoot.com in 2012. She tweets @ProfessorCrunk.