University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize. She was honored for her book Gender, Separatist Politics, and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon (University of Michigan Press, 2019). The Keller-Sierra Prize is given annually by the Western Association of Women Historians to recognize the best monograph in the field of history.

Dr. M​ougoué’s book examines the gendering of political identity and separatist movements when the West African nation of Cameroon was a federal republic from 1961 to 1972. She shows how women’s everyday actions became key to shaping the Anglophone Cameroonian nationalist movement in the predominantly Francophone country.

Dr. M​ougoué is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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