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American Studies Expert Featured in ‘The Black Beauty Effect’ on Netflix

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A promotional image for "The Black Beauty Effect." Dr Rowe is smiling, wearing a royal blue blazer and a few necklaces. She has light brown skin and locked hair. The image reads "The Black Beauty Effect: Kristin Rowe Ph.D. Professor, Department of American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton COMING TO NETFLIX OCTOBER 15." Around the image of Dr. Rowe, there is a collage of brightly colored images of flowers and beauty stuff.

Kristin Denise Rowe (“Kris”), assistant professor of American studies, is featured in the three-part docuseries, “The Black Beauty Effect,” now streaming on Netflix. The series focuses on Black beauty history and culture, with episode 1 focusing on makeup (“The Beat Effect”), episode 2 focusing on skin care (“The Skin Effect”) and episode 3 focusing on hair (“The Crown Effect”). Rowe is featured in episode 1, and most prominently, in episode 3, as the latter focuses on Black hair politics.

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