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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Tricia Rose

sociology department

Tricia RoseTricia Rose is Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture and gender issues. A native New Yorker, she received her B.A. in Sociology from Yale University in 1984 and completed her Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University in 1993. Her oral narrative project on black women's sexuality in America entitled Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy is the first oral history of black women's sexual testimonies. Their stories dispel prevailing myths and provide revealing insights into how black women navigate the complex terrain of sexuality. She is also the author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Wesleyan Press, 1994) and co-editor, with Andrew Ross, of Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture (Routledge, 1994). Black Noise, which made the Village Voice's top 25 books of 1994, was awarded an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995. Her essays on American culture and politics, black popular music & sexism and black women's issues have appeared in several edited book collections and wide range of journals and magazines including: Essence, Vibe Magazine, Artforum, Bookforum, The Village Voice, Women's Review of Books and Boston Book Review.

(Description taken from Dr. Rose's website.)

Public Lecture

Commercial Race in Contemporary Hip Hop
Monday, February 28th, 3-5:15 pm, Cushing 001


Intimate Justice: Black Women, Sexuality and the Future of Black Social Movements
Tuesday, March 1st

The assigned seminar readings, “Political Responsibility and Structural Injustice*” and “Something More Powerful Than Skepticism*” can be downloaded here in PDF format.


* Please note: These files are Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files. To view them, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.