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Melissa L. Cooper

Professor of History at Rutgers University–Newark; Author of "Making Gullah" & African American History Expert

Professor of History at Rutgers University–Newark; Author of "Making Gullah" & African American History Expert

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Melissa L. Cooper Biography

Melissa L. Cooper is an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University–Newark specializing in African American intellectual and cultural history and the history of the African Diaspora. Dr. Cooper has taught in New Jersey public high schools, and is active in efforts to reverse gaps in student achievement and to foster diversity among educators and scholars. Her most recent book, published in 2017, is "Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race and the American Imagination."

Melissa L. Cooper Videos

  • Melissa Cooper: Sacred Spaces
    Melissa L. Cooper, associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark and author of Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and...
  • 2019 Lawrence Lecture
    Telfair Museums and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation present the 2019 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Melissa L. Cooper,...
  • The Black Church with Henry Louis Gates, Jr Episode 1 PBS

Melissa L. Cooper Books

  • Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)
    Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

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