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 and the 2016 Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana 2004) won the Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. With Anna Mae Duane, Capshaw edited Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 (Minnesota 2017), winner of the 2019 Best Edited Book award from the ChLA. Capshaw is also the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.