Dieran McGowan '22 and Fadzai Mushayamunda '22 research how Black women's hair shapes social, historical experiences

An evening last year watching comedian Chris Rock's 2009 documentary "Good Hair" led Dieran McGowan '22 and Fadzai Mushayamunda '22 to develop an independent study project focused on the ways hair has shaped the social and historical experiences of Black women.

Rock's joke about actress Jada Pinkett Smith's short hair during the Oscars' ceremony also reflects what their research noted.

"Is hair just hair was our question going into this," says McGowan, a finance major from Taylors, South Carolina. "The answer is no."

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