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.