Jessica Marie Johnson wins Lora Romero Prize

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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 First Book Prize is awarded every year to the best first book published in American studies that highlights intersectional dynamics in the study of race, gender, class, sexuality, and/or nation. Recipients of the award receive a lifetime membership in the association.