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Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University

Marcus Bierich Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2018

Tricia Rose is Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and associate dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives at Brown University. An internationally known scholar of post-Civil Rights black US culture, popular music, social issues, gender, and sexuality, she is the author of award-winning Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy (2003), and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop—And Why It Matters (2008). She is currently working on a book titled How Structural Racism Works.


Rose has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Association of University Women, and has been featured on the news outlets PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, among others. She received her BA in sociology from Yale University and PhD in American studies from Brown University, and has taught at New York University and University of California at Santa Cruz.