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Emily Burrill

Emily Burrill won the 2016 Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize awarded by the French Colonial Historical Society, for her book States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali (2015)She is the director of the African Studies Center at UNC-CH and has a joint appointment in History and Women’s & Gender Studies. The Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize “recognizes the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from 1815 to the present.” Books published in any discipline in the previous year are considered. She joins our colleague Daniel Sherman, who won this prize in 2012.

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