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Anastasia Curwood is Professor of History and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in the history of African-American women, gender, and sexuality, the black family, and African-American intellectual, political, and cultural history in the twentieth century.  Her first book, Stormy Weather: New Negro Marriages Between the Two World Wars (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), centers on the cultural and social contests over African-Americans’ marriages in the early twentieth century. Her second book is Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics,  (University of North Carolina Press, 2023).  She is the recipient of several grants and honors, including a Visiting Fellowship at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference at Emory University, a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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When she is not researching, writing, and teaching, Anastasia enjoys spending time with her partner, dogs, and cats on a farm outside Lexington, KY.  She is also a devoted horsewoman.

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