Carina Ray awarded the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize

Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies Carina Ray was presented with the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize in a ceremony Nov. 18 in Chicago.

The prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book published by a woman that prioritizes African women’s experiences. Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short-story writer, and Margaret Snyder, the founding Director of UNIFEM, the prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women.

Ray received the prize for her book, "Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana." The book is also the recipient of the American Historical Association’s 2016 Wesley-Logan Book Prize for African Diaspora History, and a finalist for the United Kingdom African Studies Association’s Fage and Oliver Prize.

More information on the award can be found on the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association's website.

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