2013 The Root 100

Whether in the classroom or online, class is always in session with "crunk" feminist Brittney Cooper.

  • Influence: 160.2
  • Reach: 9.54
  • Substance: 7.2
  • Media Mentions: 22
  • Internet Mentions: 46600
  • Twitter Followers: 3264
  • Brittney Cooper

  • Cooper is co-founder of the popular site The Crunk Feminist Collective.
  • Job: Professor, black feminist blogger
  • Twitter: @ProfessorCrunk
  • Location: New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Age: 32
  • Bio: Brittney Cooper does not hold her tongue. Whether it's chastising Jay Z for his lackadaisical race politics or confronting a fellow flight passenger who referred to her as a "fat n--ger" in a text message, Cooper speaks her mind loudly and in deeply profound ways. An assistant professor of women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers and co-founder of the popular black feminist blog the Crunk Feminist Collective, Cooper moved many readers this summer with her piece for Salon.com about the aforementioned racist text. She chose to tell the woman politely how hurtful her words were, saying that she hoped she didn't pass that attitude on to her children. Further proof that even when uncomfortable, Cooper is a professor who never stops teaching.Visit her website and like her Facebook page.