Academic blogger-author will discuss power of black feminism


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Blogger and Rutgers University faculty member Brittney Cooper will discuss her belief that black feminism can improve the world during her April 5 lecture at the University of Louisville.

    Cooper’s free, public talk is “In Defense of Rage: Black Feminist Political Resources for 21st Century Struggle.” The free, public event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, with a book-signing and reception afterward.

    Her talk is the annual Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women’s and Gender Studies, sponsored by the women’s and gender studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Cooper is associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University. She is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog for hip-hop generation scholar-activists and is co-editor of “The Crunk Feminist Collection.”

    Her books include the 2018 release “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower” and “Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women.” Cooper is a contributing writer to and has written for

    She earned a doctorate in American studies from Emory University and bachelor’s degree from Howard University. She formerly taught at University of Alabama.

    For more information, contact Diane Pecknold at 502-852-8160 or


    EDITORS/REPORTERS: Cooper’s photo is attached.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.