Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting

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Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Nationality American
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science
Known for Feminist scholar

Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting is a feminist scholar and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science.[1] She is also the Director of African American and Diaspora Studies as well as the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.[2] She is editor of The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union", and editor of the academic journal Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.[3]

Michael Eric Dyson has described her as a "a rising star among black public intellectuals” and “one of the country's most brilliant and prolific racial theorists".[4] Sharpley-Whiting was named one of the top 100 young leaders of the African American community by The Root, an online magazine founded by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.[5] She received the 2006 Horace Mann Medal from Brown University.[6] The award is given annually by the Brown Graduate School to an alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field, inside or outside of academia. Sharpley-Whiting received the PhD in French Studies from Brown in 1994. Her book, Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women,[7] received the Emily Toth Award for the Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Issues in Popular and American Culture in a specific year from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.[8] In September 2007, Sharpley-Whiting testified before Congress at the hearing, From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.[9]

Single authored books[edit]

  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (1998). Frantz Fanon conflicts and feminisms. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780847686391. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (1999). Black Venus: sexualized savages, primal fears, and primitive narratives in French. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822323402. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (2002). Negritude women. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 9780816636808. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (2007). Pimps up, ho's down: hip hop's hold on young Black women. New York: New York University Press. ISBN 9780814740644. 

Edited and co-edited books[edit]

  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean; Leitch, Vincent B; Cain, William E; Finke, Laurie A; Johnson, Barbara E; McGowan, John; Williams, Jeffrey J (2010). The Norton anthology of theory and criticism. New York London: W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 9780393932928. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (2009). The speech: race and Barack Obama's "A more perfect union". New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781596916678. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (Translator); Nardal, Paulette (Author) (2009). Beyond negritude : essays from Woman in the city. Albany: SUNY Press. ISBN 9781438429465. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean; James, Joy (2000). The Black feminist reader. Oxford, UK Malden, Mass: Blackwell. ISBN 9780631210078. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (Editor); White, Renée T (Editor); Sandoval, Chela (Foreword) (1997). Spoils of war: women of color, cultures, and revolutions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780847686056. 
  • Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean; Gordon, Lewis; White, Renée T (1996). Fanon: a critical reader. Oxford Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 9781557868961. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting Staff Page at Vanderbilt College of Arts & Sciences
  2. ^ "About: contacts, in the United States - T. Denean SHARPLEY-WHITING". “France Noire/Black France” Film Festival. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International - journal information, editorial boards". Project MUSE, State University of New York (SUNY) Press. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting Author and cultural critic, with a focus on black feminism
  5. ^ States News Service (20 October 2010). "Vanderbilt's Sharpley-Whiting named to The Root 100 list.". High Beam Research. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Previous Horace Mann Medal Winners: 2006-07 Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting '94 Ph.D.". Brown University. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Sharpley-Whiting, Tracy Denean (2007). Pimps up, ho's down: hip hop's hold on young Black women. New York: New York University Press. ISBN 9780814740644. 
  8. ^ "2008 Award Winners:Emily Toth Award". Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association - PCAACA. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Patterson, Jim (25 September 2007). "Vanderbilt professor testifies before Congress; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting speaks out about woman and popular culture". Research news@Vanderbilt - Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 19 May 2014.