Past conferences and symposiums hosted by the Anna Julia Cooper Center:
2013 Gender, Sexuality & Hip-Hop Conference
In conjunction with Professor Melissa Harris-Perry’s Fall 2013 course, Hip-Hop and Feminism, Tulane University, in partnership with the Anna Julia Cooper Project, hosted a mini-conference on the topic of gender, sexuality and hip-hop. The conference brought together a group of scholars, students, artists, and activists for an intensive series of discussions focused on the contemporary challenges and opportunities at the intersection of gender, sexuality and hip-hop. Find more information on the conference website.
Biographies of presenters and performers Download full conference program
Presentation: “The World Taught Me How to Be a Girl: B-girls Taught me How to be a Feminist: Examining the Feminist Potential of Hip-Hop Culture” by Debora Friedmann of McGill University Montreal
- “Trill: Gender, Race, Resistance – Spelman and Morehouse colleges creating space of opposition to misogynistic hip-hop lyrics.” Powerpoint presentation by David Rice of Morehouse College and Cynthia Spence of Spelman College.