Nicole Barnes awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize

Book cover of Intimate Communities

Nicole Barnes, Assistant Professor of History at Duke University, has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her recent book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and he Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945 (University of California Press, 2018).  This award, administered by the American Historical Association, is awarded every year for “the book in women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928–82).”  


I am especially humbled to have a prize bearing the name of Joan Kelly. As a scholar in women's history and gender studies, I am keenly aware that I wouldn't even be able to do the work that I do had not many brave and brilliant souls blazed the path for us.”  Nicole Barnes



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