Gabriel Prize - Camille Owens

Camille Owens

One of our Spring 2020 Ph.D recipients, Camille Owens, has won the American Studies Association’s top prize for the best dissertation in the field, the Gabriel Prize!

The Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize, established in 1974, has been awarded annually since 1987 by the Association for the best dissertation in American Studies.  Camille’s thesis, “Blackness and the Human Child: Race, Prodigy, and the Logic of American Childhood,” was praised by the Gabriel Prize Committee as nothing less than a radical retelling of the humanist project. With extraordinary scholarly care, Dr. Owens reads Black child prodigies against the grain of their instrumentalization and thereby restores their unexceptional yet nevertheless singular and insurgent force.”

Camille earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies and American Studies. She currently holds a post at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

For more information about the American Studies Association or the Gabriel Prize visit ASA.

Congratulations, Camille!

Monday, November 16, 2020