Tricia studies 20th century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture and gender issues. She is interested African-American culture and the social and political significance of its creation, dissemination and evaluation, as well as gender issues and the complex ways that sexuality and gender shape and reflect both the concerns of African-Americans and the circumstances they face in modern American life.
Rose, Tricia. Public Tale Wags the Dog: Telling Stories about Structural Racism in the Post Civil Rights Era Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. 2013; 10 (2) : 447-469 .
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters
“Cultural Survivalisms and Marketplace Subversions: Black Popular Culture and Politics into the 21st Century,” in Joseph Adjaye ed., Language, Rhythm and Sound: Black Popular Cultures into the 21st Century, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
“Race, Class and the Pleasure/Danger Dialectic: Rewriting Black Female Teenage Sexuality in the Popular Imagination,” in Elizabeth Long ed., Sociology of Culture, Blackwell Press, 1998.
Foreword to Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture, edited by Harry Elam, Jr. and Kennel Jackson, University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Culture, edited by Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, Routledge, 1994.
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Wesleyan University Press, 1994.
Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
“Two Inches or a Yard: Censoring Black Women’s Sexual Expression,” in Ella Shohat ed., Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, MIT Press, 1999.