Jeffrey C. Stewart Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography


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Jeffrey C. Stewart has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press, 2018). The biography gives a panoramic view of the personal trials and artistic triumphs of Alain Locke, queer philosopher and father of the Harlem Renaissance, and the movement he inspired. Dr. Stewart is a professor of Black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been on the faculty at the university since 2008. Dr. Stewart as served chair of the department of Black studies from 2008 to 2016. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stewart s...