Noliwe Rooks

Noliwe Rooks is the director of American studies at Cornell University and was for ten years the associate director of African American studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Cutting School (The New Press) as well as White Money/Black Power and Hair Raising. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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News and Reviews

Democracy Now!

Watch an interview with author Noliwe Rooks on Democracy Now!

Remaking Schools in the Time of Coronavirus

Watch Cutting School author Noliwe Rooks in a conversation with Jesse Hagopian and Wayne Au about the future of public education at the event "Remaking Schools in the Time of Coronavirus."


Read an excerpt from Cutting School published in Truthout.

Books by Noliwe Rooks

Cutting School
The Segrenomics of American Education

Noliwe Rooks