Prof. Tricia Rose is a leading scholar and influential public intellectual in the United States
today. She is the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Her main areas of research are rap and hiphop culture in the U.S., the history of the civil rights movement, gender and structural inequality
in the U.S. Among her recent publications are 'Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy' (2003) and 'The Hip Hop Wars: What
We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop - and Why It Matters' (2008).