Noliwe Rooks, Director of Graduate Studies
Rooks is an associate professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender,
Sexuality Studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works on the racial
implications of beauty, fashion and adornment; racial inequality in education;
race, migration and urbanization and Black women's studies.
Selected Authored Publications:
- Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African American Women, London and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996. (Winner, Choice award for Outstanding Academic Book, 1997 and selected by the Public Library Association as an Outstanding University Press Book, 1997).
- Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them, London and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
- White Money/Black Power: The History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education, Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.
- Associate Editor: Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris, 1920-1975, San Francisco: Q.E.D. Press, 1992 (Winner, 1993 American Book Award).
- Editor: Black Women's Studies: A Reader, New York: ProQuest Publishing and the Schomburg Center for Research in African American Culture, 2005.
Recent Courses Taught:
- ASRC 3550 – Modeling Race, Fashioning Beauty