Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, Historian
Kenya is an Associate Professor of US History at California Baptist University and studies the imaging of race and its impact on popular culture. Her research has taken her around the world and she has lectured about the politic of American popular culture in universities including the National University of Rwanda, the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and UNAM in Mexico City. She also serves as an alumnus board member of Cal Humanities–the state branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the academic in residence for the Women’s Empowerment Foundation which educates women on topics including body image, women’s rights and international women’s issues. She is currently working on book regarding the history of black women on television during the Civil Rights era.