Connecticut College hosts ceremony honoring 2009, 2010 winners

Connecticut College will host the North East Black Studies Alliance (NEBSA) W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize/Phillis Wheatley Book Award ceremony on Mon., Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m. in the Cro’s Nest in the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Dr. David Canton, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity announced that the 2009 and 2010 prize winners will be honored at the event.

2009 and 2010 W. E. B. Du Bois Prize

  • Glenda R. Carpio, Ph. D., Professor of African and African American Studies and English at Harvard University, for Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Crystal Feimster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University, for Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009)

2010 Phillis Wheatley Award

  • Stefan N. Bradley, Assistant Professor of History, St. Louis University, Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Power in the Late 1960s

About the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize

Among the programs initiated by NEBSA is an annual book award, the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, which includes a plaque and cash prize. Named after the esteemed scholar-activist and New England native W.E.B. Du Bois, the prize is awarded to the most outstanding academic book published by a scholar in the region whose work centers on African American studies.

NEBSA is proud to celebrate the important contributions to Africana studies and the outstanding scholarship of these authors.

  • 2008 - Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Professor of History and Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at the University of Connecticut, for Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007)
  • 2007 - Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University, received the first Du Bois Book Prize for his exceptional study, Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006)

About the North East Black Studies Alliance (NEBSA)

The North East Black Studies Alliance (NEBSA), formed in 2007, is an association of black studies (alternatively known as Africana Studies, African American Studies, or Afro-American Studies) programs at colleges and universities in the five New England states and New York. Associated founding programs include those at Tufts University, Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Fordham University and the University of Connecticut. NEBSA operates in the region with the highest concentration of colleges and universities in the country and seeks to provide a network of resources and establish important professional linkages between associated schools, leading to co-sponsored workshops, symposia, lectures and professional development for faculty and students in the area of black studies

NEBSA Contact

For information on a calendar of events for NEBSA or information about joining, please contact Dr. Yohuru Williams, Associate Professor of History and Co-director of Black Studies, Fairfield University, (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Or contact Dr. Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Connecticut.