Amanda Muhammad, Ph.D., and Tameka Ellington, Ph.D. will lead a discussion on the social capital of “Good Hair.” Discussions around the idea of Good Hair in the Americas and globally have the potential to dismantle the social constructs of appropriateness within and among varying racial groups and ethnicities, as well as gendered norms for women. Through this exchange, the presenters endeavor to demystify the coded messages and intensify all hair’s acceptance.
Dr. Amanda Muhammad is a Professor at Indiana State University and Faculty Fellow in the University College. Her recent TEDx-Talk on “risk factors” is currently available for viewing on YouTube. She is also a published researcher in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship and teaching in higher education.
Dr. Tameka Ellington is the co-author of Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair. She is an Associate Professor at Kent State University, and Interim Assistant Dean for the College of Arts. She is well renowned and has received awards for her creative clothing designs globally.
Tuesday, March 9, 9:30 am (Eastern Time)
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Meeting ID: 931 2641 7553