This week Razor Wire Women is being recognized as a significant new scholarly book at two separate events on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.
Last night the Institute for African American Research (IAAR) held a reception to honor members of our campus’ African American Studies research community. Reginald Hildebrand, interim director of the IAAR, organized this event both to honor Eunice Sahle who has just been named the new chair of UNC’s Department of African and African American Studies and to recognize the UNC faculty members who have published books this year which make significant contributions to the field of African American Studies. Razor Wire Women was on the list of publications, and Hildebrand praised the book and its authors’ commitment to social justice.
On Wednesday, December 7 from 4 to 6 PM, UNC’s Institute for Arts and Humanities (IAH) will hold its annual holiday reception to celebrate books published in 2011 by IAH fellows. I have the absolute joy of being a fellow of the Institute this semester and am honored to be among the IAH authors who will be present to sign books tomorrow afternoon. The reception is open to all UNC affiliates.