Noliwe Rooks Guest Lecture
Please join the Hemispheric South/s and the UC Consortium for Black Studies for our Distinguished Guest Lecturer visit with Professor Noliwe Rooks (Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Cornell University).
Noliwe Rooks is an Associate Professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works on racial implications of beauty, fashion and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, food and the politics of the city, and Black women’s studies. Her work explores how race and gender both impact and are impacted by popular culture, social history and politics in the United States.
Join us while Professor Rooks discusses her award-winning book, Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women (Rutgers University Press, 1996)! She will be guest lecturing in Professor Ingrid Banks’ BLST 106 “Women and Politics of the Body” class on Monday, May 14, 12:30-1:45 in Webb 1100.