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Françoise N. Hamlin

Françoise N. Hamlin

Office Hours: 202 Churchill House, by appointment.

Where is home to you? London, UK

Ph.D. African American Studies & American Studies, Yale University
M.A. United States Studies, University of London
B.A. United States Studies, University of Essex

Françoise Hamlin is an Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies and affiliated faculty in American Studies. At the Swearer Center, she serves as a faculty fellow, instructing the Bonner Community Fellowship participants traveling to Mississippi in the Winter Session and into the spring semester.

Professor Hamlin’s research interests revolve around African American Studies, particularly history, through the broad lenses of social movements, black women, and children and youth. Hamlin is the author of "Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II" (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize and the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award. "These Truly Are The Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on Citizenship and War" is a co-edited anthology published by the University of Florida Press in 2015 that covers how black people wrote about black military participation from the colonial period to Afghanistan. It was a finalist for the QBR 2016 Wheatley Book Award in Nonfiction and was republished in paperback in 2018. Hamlin’s new research focuses on young people, trauma, and activism.

Professor Hamlin’s most notable fellowships and awards include: the C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize; the Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship at the University of Michigan; the Charles Warren Center Fellowship at Harvard University; a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship; and the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. In addition, she has won major mentoring and teaching awards at Brown University. She teaches courses in African American Studies/history and the "Introduction to Africana Studies," and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Africana Studies.