Françoise Hamlin is the Royce Family Associate Professor of Teaching Excellence in Africana Studies and History at Brown University. She earned her doctorate in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Françoise is the author of Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize and the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award. These Truly Are The Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on Citizenship and War is a co-edited anthology published by the University of Florida Press in 2015. It was a finalist for the QBR 2016 Wheatley Book Award in Nonfiction. Françoise is the winner of multiple fellowships and awards for her research, mentoring, and teaching. Most recently, she was named an Andrew Carnegie Foundation Fellow for 2021-2023.