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About the Author
Emily Bernard was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1967. She received her Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and a W. E. B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard University. She is an assistant professor of African American studies at Smith College. This is her first book.