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Lecturer in Sociology and Black Studies, Birmingham City University

Dr Kadian Pow is a Jamaican American ex-pat anthropologist-cum-sociologist living in Britain. She is a lecturer in Sociology and Black Studies at Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences. She has been published in three critical volumes: The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (2018); Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender and the Politics of Representation in Scandal (2019); and A Fan Studies Primer: Method, Research and Ethics (2021).

Dr. Pow's areas of interest include popular culture, television, social media and fan studies, the socio-political nature of Black hair, and Black feminism(s). She is also the founder and Managing Director for Bourn Beautiful Naturals, which makes solutions-based products for Afro textured hair and sensitive skin.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Dr. Kadian Pow, Birmingham City University