Brenda E. Stevenson photo

Brenda E. Stevenson

Friday, May 2010:35 - 12:20 PM

Session 2

Slavery and Freedom

Brenda Stevenson’s areas of expertise include African American History, Gender and Family History, Atlantic World Slavery, and Racial Conflict. Her publications include The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke; Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave SouthThe Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the L.A. Riots; and What is Slavery?, along with numerous articles, book chapters, review essays, encyclopedia entries and blogs. She is currently the Axel Springer Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. Her other accolades include The John Blassingame Award for Scholarship and Mentorship from the Southern Historical Society; the John Hope Franklin Senior Fellowship at the National Humanities Center; the James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians; the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery; and the Gustavus Meyer Outstanding Book Prize. Her research has been supported by Ford, Mellon, the AAUW, the Smithsonian, and the Virginia Humanities Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2014 UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Award. Stevenson is the past Chair of the Department of History and the African American Studies IDP. She is OAH Distinguished Lecturer and serves on several editorial boards.

AFFILIATION: University of California, Los Angeles