Dr. Carol Cooper is a New York-based journalist and cultural critic who has been reviewing music, books, film, and live performance for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in national and international publications including Actuel (Paris), The Face (London), Latin New York, The Village Voice, Essence, Elle, New York Newsday, and The New York Times. Her essays have also been anthologized in following collections: Rock She Wrote, The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock, Brooklyn, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough: Essays in Honor of Robert Christgau and Rolling Stone Press: The '70s. Her own collection of music, film, book, and nightlife essays Pop Culture Considered as an Uphhill Bicycle Race is available internationally from Amazon.com.
Ms. Cooper has also done short tours of executive duty in the music industry, serving as East Coast Director of Black Music Artists and Repertoire for A&M Records in the mid-'80s, and National Director of Black Music Artists and Repertoire for Columbia Records before serving a year as VP of Bilingual Crossover Music for RMM/Sony Latino in the early 1990s.
In 2020 she completed her doctorate in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology.
Carol is currently an Associate Member of the writers’ advocacy organization PEN America, working at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, to start an English enrichment program in discursive and expository writing. TThere she co-founded the MCSM Rampage, the school’s first digital newspaper with a senior high school student. The Rampage has been nominated for five and won four “Newsie Awards,” in a yearly citywide high school journalism conference sponsored by Baruch College.