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Penningroth Named McCormick Professor

September 7, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Dylan C. Penningroth, associate professor of history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence.

Penningroth has been awarded the Allan Nevins Prize, the Huggins-Quarles Prize, the Avery Craven Prize, the EBSCOhost America: History and Life Award, as well grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. His work has appeared in several journals, and he served on the editorial board of the Journal of American History from 2008 to 2011.

Penningroth teaches courses on African American history and U.S. social and legal history. He is the author of the book “The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South.”

Penningroth is currently working on two projects: a study of the cultural, social and legal legacy of slavery in colonial Ghana and a study of African Americans’ engagement with local courts in the late-19th and early-20th century United States.
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