Natalie Hopkinson, Ph.D., is an award-winning essayist and critical-cultural scholar. She is an assistant professor in the doctoral program in Howard University’s Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies, and a fellow of the Interactivity Foundation. Her work asks questions about cultural identity, cities and Diaspora, postcolonial history, gender, and media. She has been a columnist at the Huffington Post and a staff writer, editor and media/culture critic at The Washington Post and The Root. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland-College Park and her B.A. in political science from Howard University. Her most recent book, A Mouth is Always Muzzled (The New Presswas winner of the 2018 Independent Publisher’s Association “Spirit Award” and was longlisted for 2019 PEN America’s  Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her 2012 book Go-Go Live (Duke University Press) was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in nonfiction.

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Huffington Post


Archive of Huffington Post columns (2018)


The New York Times


Booker’s Bad History  October 17, 2017

Apple Comes to Washington  May 12, 2017

Farewell to Chocolate June 23, 2012City

Why School Choice Fails Dec 5, 2011


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