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 (Forthcoming July 2021, Routledge)

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 (Forthcoming June 2021, Wesleyan University Press).

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

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