Katharine Capshaw

An associate professor of English, Katharine Capshaw studies constructions of racialized childhood in literary and visual texts. Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (Minnesota 2014) won the 2015 Honour Book Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature.  Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana 2004) won the Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. Smith directs UConn’s minor in Diversity Studies in American Culture.

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