Kemi Adeyemi Receives Prestigious Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize

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Kemi Adeyemi, UW Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Director of the Black Embodiments Studio, has been co-awarded the prestigious Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women’s Studies Association for her book Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago, published by Duke University Press in 2022. Widely regarded as one of the highest honors in the field and named in tribute to the renowned Chicana poet, feminist theorist, and writer Gloria Anzaldúa, the award is given annually in recognition of groundbreaking monographs that significantly advance multicultural feminist research, specifically in the realms of women of color and transnational scholarship.

Update 1/10/2024: Kemi Adeyemi's Feels Right Continues its Winning Streak with de la Torre Bueno Book Prize

In a continued series of accolades, Adeyemi's book Feels Right has once again secured a prestigious award. Following her co-award of the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, she has now been honored with the de la Torre Bueno Prize for the same book. Established in 1973 and named after José Rollin de la Torre Bueno, this prize is given annually to a book published in English that advances the field of dance studies.