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Join the Anna Julia Cooper Project and Dillard University on February 12, 2014 for the 3rd Annual Anna Julia Cooper lecture, “Hip-Hop at 40: Continuing Challenges of Gender and Sexuality.” The event will be at 7:00 PM at Dillard University’s Georges Auditorium.

Joan Morgan is an author and cultural critic who coined the phrase “hip-hop feminism” with the publication of the bestselling When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist.

Since she published the book in 1999, Morgan has been a widely sought after lecturer and commentator on hip-hop and feminism. An award-winning journalist, a provocative cultural critic and a self-confessed hip-hop junkie, she began her professional writing career freelancing for The Village Voice before having her work published by Vibe, Madison, Interview, MS, More, Spin, and numerous others. Formerly the Executive Editor of Essence, she’s taught hip-hop journalism at Duke University and has been a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University.

In January 2013, she was a Visiting Lecturer at Stanford University’s Institute for the Diversity of the Arts where she taught the course “The Pleasure Principle: A Post-Hip Hop Search for a Black Feminist Politics of Pleasure.” Morgan is currently pursuing her doctorate as a McCracken Fellow enrolled in the American Studies Program at New York University.

Each year the Anna Julia Cooper Project hosts a distinguished scholar to deliver an address on gender, race and politics. Past speakers have included Dr. Karla Holloway and Dr. Julianne Malveaux. Read more about the Anna Julia Cooper lecture.

This lecture is supported by Tulane University’s Duren Professorship. It was originally scheduled as part of the 2013 Gender, Sexuality & Hip-Hop Conference. You can read more about the conference here. For more information please contact cooperproject@melissaharrisperry.org.

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