Dr Rochelle Rowe

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Dr Rochelle Rowe

Historian | 📍 Edinburgh

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Dr Rochelle Rowe is a historian of race, gender, and the body and a Lecturer in Black British History at the University of Edinburgh.

Her first book, Imagining Caribbean Womanhood, tells a black feminist history of beauty spanning the Caribbean, Harlem and postwar London and is published in paperback by Manchester University Press.

Recent research has explored the lives and labours of black art models in nineteenth and early twentieth Britain and her latest project will examine the history of performative blackness and black performers in Scotland.

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