Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, where he won the 2010 Robert B. Cox Award for Teaching. Neal has written and lectured extensively on black popular culture, black masculinity, sexism and homophobia in black communities, and the history of popular music. He is the author of five books, What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Popular Culture (Routledge, 1998), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (Routledge, 2002), Songs in the Keys of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation (Routledge, 2003), New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity (Routledge, 2005) and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (New York University Press, 2013). Neal is also the co-editor (with Murray Forman) of That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2011). Neal hosts the weekly video webcast, Left of Black in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University and is the founder and managing editor of the blog NewBlackMan (in Exile). You can follow him on Twitter @NewBlackMan.