Daphne A. Brooks

Yale University

Daphne A. Brooks is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale University. She is the author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850–1910 (2006) and Jeff Buckley’s Grace (2005). She is currently working on a three-volume study of Black women and popular music culture entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity. The first volume, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, is due to be published in 2021.

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