Katharine Capshaw

Professor of English, University of Connecticut

Katharine Capshaw studies constructions of racialized childhood in literary and visual texts. Her book "Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks" (Minnesota 2014) won the 2016 Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book and the 2015 Honour Book Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Her book "Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance" (Indiana 2004) won the Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. With Anna Mae Duane, Capshaw edited "Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900" (Minnesota 2017).

Capshaw is the President of the Children’s Literature Association. She is Professor of English and an affiliate faculty of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English, University of Connecticut