During its annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that Brenda Elaine Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles, has been selected to receive the inaugural 2019 residency at the University of Augsburg.
Funding from the University of Augsburg will enable an extension of the German Residency Program in American History to the University of Augsburg in 2019. The resident scholar at each university will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design.
Brenda E. Stevenson will serve as the Axel Springer Fellow for the Spring 2016 term, where she will continue researching the performance of social status among free and enslaved African American communities.
Brenda E. Stevenson is featured as one of the 21 Leaders of 2015 by We.News, a network that provides coverage on contemporary women’s issues. We.News celebrates Stevenson’s role in “interrupt[ing] legacy narratives” and has awarded her the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. This prize, in part, is the result of the significant contributions offered in Stevenson’s recently published work, The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and Origins of the LA Riots.