Speaker, Panel 1, Scholars Report on Research Experience
Anastasia Curwood is an Associate Professor of History and Director of African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she earned her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Dr. Curwood's scholarship focuses on the interface between private life and historical context for black Americans in the twentieth century. In particular, she studies the workings of gender in African Americans' social, cultural/intellectual, and political history. Her first book explored marriages between middle-class African Americans in the era of the New Negro and the Great Depression. Her current project is a critical biography of Congresswoman and Democratic candidate for United States president Shirley Chisholm.