University of Arkansas-Little Rock Historian Wins Book Prize

RomneySusanah Shaw Romney, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, has been awarded the First Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Professor Romney was honored for her book New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2014).

Romney BookProfessor Romney was awarded for the best book in the category of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality. She received a cash award and a complimentary membership in the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Dr. Romney is now working on a new project looking at gender, settlement, and land claims in the seventeenth-century Dutch empire.

Dr. Romney is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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