Northwestern professor named National Humanities Center fellow

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

A Weinberg professor has been named a National Humanities Center fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year.

History Prof. Jonathon Glassman specializes in 19th and 20th century East African, comparative race and slavery and was recognized for his project, “A History of Barbarism: Difference and Race in African Thought.”

Glassman has received several other awards including a Guggenheim, two Fulbrights and two fellowships from the Social Science Research Council.

Glassman has also written two books, including “Feasts and Riot: Revelry, Rebellion, and Popular Consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856-1888,” which received the Melville Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association and “War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar,” which won the Martin A. Klein Prize from the American Historical Association.

Along with Glassman, 22 other NU faculty members have previously been named National Humanities Center fellows.

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