Daphne A. Brooks, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Daphne A. Brooks, Keynote Speaker

Yale University
Daphne A. Brooks, Keynote Speaker

 

Daphne A. Brooks is 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, winner of The Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship on African American Performance from ASTR and Jeff Buckley’s Grace. Her most recent book, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound (Harvard UP, 2021) is the winner of the 2021 Museum of African American History Stone Book Award, the 2021 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Nonfiction, the 2022 Prose Award in Music & the Performing Arts, and the 2022 Harry Shaw and Katrina Hazzard-Donald Award for Outstanding Work in African American Popular Culture Studies. She has written liner notes to accompany the recordings of Aretha Franklin, Tammi Terrell, Prince, and Nina Simone as well as stories for the New York TimesThe GuardianThe NationPitchfork, and numerous other press outlets.