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.