Dr. Tricia Rose, a scholar who explores the relationship between race and culture, will speak to the Sarah Lawrence College and neighboring communities on September 2nd in Reisinger Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Her talk, entitled Cultural Exchanges and Social Justice in the 21st Century, will focus on the links between sexism, new forms of racism and class exploitation. She will address the potential she sees for social justice in U.S. society.
Rose is the author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, and more recently, Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy.
She is a Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture and gender issues.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Rose received a B.A. in Sociology from Yale University in 1984 and completed her Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University in 1993.