Event Details

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sunday, March 10, 2019
11:00 am

Courtyard by Marriott
2440 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

General Attendees: $20 per person
Young Alumni (2009-2018) $10 per person

Limited to 40 attendees

Pretty Politics: How Beauty Influences Elections for Women with Prof. Noliwe Rooks
On the heels of a historic election cycle that ushered in over 100 women to the U.S. Congress, we are pleased to have a vibrant and enlightening presentation by Prof. Rooks on the impact of media and beauty on elections for women. Brunch will be served.
Noliwe Rooks is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work explores how race and gender both impact and are impacted by civic culture, social history and political life in the United States. She is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education (New Press, 2017). Her earlier books are: Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African American Women; Ladies Pages: African American Women’s Magazines and the Culture that Made Them and White Money/Black Power: African American Studies and the Crises of Race in Higher Education.
Rooks received her B.A. from Spelman College where she majored in English and her M.A. and PhD degrees in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She is currently the Director of American Studies at Cornell University where she is a Professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For event questions, please contact Michelle Y. Talbert at michelle@michelletalbert.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.