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Accolades & Honors

Pitt historian Keisha N. Blain is a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Keisha Blain smiling, wearing glasses with earrings and black shirt

University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor of History Keisha N. Blain has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The award supports highly original research in the humanities and social sciences that has the potential for both impact in the scholar’s field and wide public appeal.

In addition to her work teaching on Black internationalism, Civil Rights and African American women’s history in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Blain is the award-winning author of “Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America” and “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.” She also coedited with Ibram X. Kendi, “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019.”

With the support of the Carnegie fellowship, Blain plans to work on a new history of human rights framed by the ideas of Black women in the United States from 1865 to the present.

Blain was also named a Guggenheim Fellow earlier this year.