Her paper does a fantastic job of linking our perceptions of race with those of curly hair, analyzing how women and men of various cultural backgrounds connect with their own curls.
I am hoping to locate Palacios' master's thesis which deals with the experience of having curly hair. If I locate it, I will post the information here.
The link below is to the paper's abstract. Scroll down the page to "Get This Document" for two links to a PDF file: