Tricia Rose

Author of four books including the 1994 first scholarly text on hip-hop culture Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Dr. Rose is Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at Brown University. The Hip-Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip-Hop (Basic Civitas, spring 2009) is her latest book. She is also the co-editor of Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture. In 2003, Professor Rose published another path-breaking book. Her oral history of black women's sexual life stories, Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, puts everyday black women's sexual lives at the center of a conversation about women and sexuality which has generally marginalized these women\'s own stories. Professor Rose lectures frequently to scholarly and general audiences on a wide range of topics relating to American cultural politics, black culture and music and gender. Rose has also been featured as an expert commentator on NPR and other national and local radio outlets, and on television. More of her work can be found in articles appearing in magazines and newspapers such as Time, Essence, The New York Times and The Village Voice and on her website,