Carol Cooper is a New York-based journalist and cultural critic who has been writing professionally about books, music, film, pop trends and social issues for over 20 years. Her work has been published in various national and international publications, including Essence, Elle, Latin N.Y., The Face (England), Actuel (France), the Village Voice, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone. Her work has been cited in academic journals, and her critical and sociological essays have been included in a number of anthologies, including Rolling Stone: The ’70s (Little, Brown and Company), Brooklyn: A State of Mind (Workman Publishing Company), Dark Matter 2: Reading the Bones (Warner Aspect) and The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock (Random House). She is a member of the national nonprofit comics advocacy group Friends of Lulu and a 1974 graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop for Fantasy and Science Fiction. She is widely traveled and holds both B.A. and M.A.L.S. degrees from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.