Prof. Kristin Rowe smiles in front of a bush.

CONTACT

kdrowe@fullerton.edu

Voice: 657-278-5899

Dept: 657-278-2441

Address

Office: Gordon Hall  415

Cal State University, Fullerton

American Studies
800 N. State College Blvd. UH-313
Fullerton, CA. 92831

Kristin Rowe, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STUDIES

BIO /  DESCRIPTION

Body politics; hair and beauty culture; race and popular culture; cultural studies; social media/new media, feminism(s) and sexuality

DEGREES

2019, Ph.D., African American and African Studies, Michigan State University

2015, M.A.,  African American and African Studies, Michigan State University

2013, B.A., English & Black American Studies (Dual Degree), University of Delaware

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

AMST 300 Introduction to American Popular Culture

AMST 401T The Body in American Culture

AMST 412 - Women, Race, and Ethnicity in American Culture

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Rowe, Kristin Denise. “Rooted: On Black Women, Beauty, Hair, and Embodiment” in The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics Ed. By Maxine Leeds Craig (Routledge, 2021)

Rowe, Kristin Denise. "'Beyond 'Becky with the Good Hair’: Hair, Beauty, and Interiority in Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s ‘Sorry.'” eds. Baade. C, Smith, M., and McGee, K. Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times (Wesleyan University Press, 2021).

Rowe, Kristin Denise. “'Nothing Else Mattered After That Wig Came Off’: Black Women, Hair, and Scenes of Interiority.” Journal of American Culture, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2019): 21-36: https://doi.org/10.1111/jacc.12971

Rowe, Kristin Denise. “Beyond ‘Good Hair’: Negotiating Hair Politics Through African American Language.” Women and Language, Vol. 42, No. 1 (May 2019) doi: 10.34036/WL.2019.004

Randolph, Antonia, Holly Swan, and Kristin Denise Rowe. “That $hit Ain’t Gangsta’: Symbolic Boundary Making in an Online Urban Gossip Community.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 47, No. 2 (2018): 609-639 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0891241617716744

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 1:30pm-2:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment.