Assistant Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Department of History
PhD, Princeton, 2003
Twentieth-Century African American political, intellectual, and cultural histoyr, African-american gender adn sexuality; history of black families.
Office Hours: summer - no office hours
Office: 229 Buttrick Hall
Anastasia Curwood is Assistant Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. She specializes in the history of African-American women, gender, and sexuality, the black family, and African-American intellectual, political, and cultural history in the twentieth century. Her first book, Stormy Weather: New Negro Marriages Between the Two World Wars (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), centers on the cultural and social contests over African-Americans' marriages in the early twentieth century. She is currently at work on a second book entitled Aim High: The Life of Shirley Chisholm. Professor Curwood is the recipient of several grants and honors, including a 2008-2009 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship.