Kevin Dawson

Kevin Dawson is associate professor of history at the University of California, Merced, and the recipient of the 2022–23 Kemble Fellowship in Maritime History at The Huntington. He is the author of Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), winner of the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.