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Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University
The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research over the course of his extensive career.

Jessica Marie Johnson wins Lora Romero Prize

Jessica Marie Johnson wins Lora Romero Prize
The American Studies Association awarded the Lora Romero Prize to Jessica Marie Johnson for her book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. The Lora Romero […]