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Who is Dr. Natalie Hopkinson

Natalie Hopkinson, Ph.D. is a writer whose work explores the arts, public policy and cultural identity. She is a fellow of the Interactivity Foundation and an assistant professor in Howard University’s graduate program in Communication, Culture and Media Studies. A former staff writer, editor and culture critic at the Washington Post and The Root, she is the author of two critically acclaimed books: Go-Go Live (Duke University Press), and Deconstructing Tyrone (Cleis Press; with co-author Natalie Y. Moore). 

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University, where she earned her B.A. in political science, and the University of Maryland-College Park, where she earned M.A. and Ph.D in journalism and public communication.

Dr. Hopkinson's third book, A Mouth is Always Muzzled, a collection of essays on culture, will be published in 2017 by The New Press. She is co-founder with Marita Golden of the Women Writers of Color brunch group established in 2012 and currently serves on the board of directors for the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

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