Brittney Cooper lectures on ‘The Future of Black Studies (in Theory)’

April 19, 2019

On April 9, 2019, Brittney Cooper, the Spring 2019 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, delivered the Spring 2019 Anschutz Lecture, “The Future of Black Studies (in Theory).”

Cooper examined Toni Cade Bambara’s The Black Woman (1970), the advent of the National Black Feminist Organization (1973) and early university Black studies programs, and developments in the field through the 1980s and since, arguing for the contemporary relevance of its originating ideas.