Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Race and Media
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Brittnay L. Proctor received her PhD in African American Studies from Northwestern University and is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Media in the School of Media Studies at The New School. Her research interests include: Black Studies; black popular music, black feminist theory, sound studies, visual culture, and performance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, The Journal of Popular Culture, American Literature, Sounding Out!, Feminist Formations, Hyped on Melancholy, African American Review, Reviews in Digital Humanities, and ASAP/Journal. Her forthcoming book, Minnie Riperton’s Come to My Garden will be published with Bloomsbury Press: 33 1/3 Series, November 3, 2022. She is also working on a second book manuscript which draws on LP records and Compact Disc’s (CD’s), in order to trace the sonic and visual discourses of gender and sexuality in funk music in the United States post-1960.
For more information on her recent publications and engagements, please visit: https://www.brittnayproctor.com/.
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of California, Riverside