Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal is the author of What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998) and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002). A self-proclaimed Black male feminist, he has lectured on hip-hop and gender around the country, including the Ford Foundation, Stanford University and at the groundbreaking 2005 Hip-Hop and Feminism conference at the University of Chicago. An Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University, his scholarly interests are in Black popular culture and Black feminist and queer theory. New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity (2005) is his most recent book.