Writing, Researching, and Teaching About Twentieth Century Black Popular Music at the Intersections of Blackness, Gender, and Sexuality.

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Brittnay L. Proctor received her PhD in African American Studies from Northwestern University and is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Race and Media at The New School. In 2023, she will be appointed Assistant Professor of Race and Media in the School of Media Studies at The New School. Her research interests include: Black Studies; black popular music, Gender and Sexuality Studies, black feminist theory, sound studies, visual culture, and performance. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Popular Music StudiesThe Journal of Popular CultureAmerican LiteratureSounding Out!Feminist FormationsHyped on Melancholy, Board of Photography, African American Review, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She is currently completing a book manuscript about Minnie Riperton’s debut album Come to My Garden (1970) for Bloomsbury Press: 33 1/3 Series. 



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