Associate Professor in Africana Studies
An interdisciplinary scholar, Rooks works on the racial implications of beauty, fashion, and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, migration, and urbanization; and Black women's studies. Her books include Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African American Women, (19960; Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them, (20040; and White Money/Black Power: The History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education, (2006). She was associate editor of Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris, 1920-1975, and editor of Black Women's Studies: A Reader, (2005).
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