Office: Gordon Hall 415
Cal State University, Fullerton
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
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
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
Monday and Wednesday 1:30pm-2:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment.