Valerie Cooper is the first African American woman to earn tenure at Duke Divinity School, where she joined the faculty in 2014. Her research interests include religion, race, politics and popular culture.
Cooper is a member of the second class of the Virginia Seminar in Lived Theology and participated in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2008. She is also a participant in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 16/17 Can I Get a Witness? For her Virginia Seminar author page, click here.