Tricia Rose

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tricia Rose of Brown University, author of three books including a seminal work on hip hop culture, will give a free public lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the LaSells Stewart Center on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

Her presentation is “Creating anti-racist communities.” The talk will explore critical obstacles and how they might be overcome.

Rose’s visit is sponsored by the OSU College of Engineering and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Born in Harlem and raised there and in the Bronx, Rose is the Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown in American studies and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale.

Prior to joining the faculty at Brown, Rose taught at New York University and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Rose is an acclaimed scholar of post-civil rights era black U.S. culture, popular music, social issues, gender and sexuality.

In 1994, she published a groundbreaking book on the emergence of hip hop culture: “Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America.” The book won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995, and in 1999 it was listed by Black Issues in Higher Education as one of its “Top Books of the Twentieth Century.”

Other books by Rose include “Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy” and “The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters.”

Rose gives lectures around the country on race in America, mass media, structural inequality, popular culture, gender and sexuality, and art and social justice. She has been a contributor to MSNBC, CNN and National Public Radio.

Accommodations for disabilities for Rose’s OSU presentation may be made by contacting 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu.

College of Engineering

About the OSU College of Engineering: The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation's largest and most productive engineering programs. Since 1999, the college has more than tripled its research expenditures to $37.2 million by emphasizing highly collaborative research that solves global problems. It is a leader in signature research areas, including precision health, clean energy, resilient infrastructure and advanced manufacturing; and targeted strategic areas, including robotics, materials research and clean water.

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