2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Emily Bernard
Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English, University of Vermont

Emily Bernard, a professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont, focuses on African American and 20th-century American literature, race and ethnicity, and women’s studies. She is the author of many articles and books, including Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925–1964, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2001. Her 2019 book, Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, is a collection of personal essays exploring the complexities of race in her own life.