Carina Ray wins AHA prize for book, “Crossing the Color Line”

crossing-the-color-linecarina-rayCarina Ray is to be awarded the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History by the American Historical Association (AHA) for her book Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana (Ohio Univ. Press, 2015).

“The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects….This year’s finalists were selected from a field of over 1,300 entries by nearly 100 dedicated prize committee members. The names, publications, and projects of those who received these awards are a catalog of the best work produced in the historical discipline.” (

The award will be presented at the 131st Meeting of AHA in Denver, 5-8 January 2017.

Congratulations, Carina, on this much-deserved honor.