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Alumna April Haynes Awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Professor April Haynes, a 2009 PhD graduate of the UCSB History Department, has been awarded the Mellon New Directions Fellowship, which will pay for a two-year research leave and one year of tuition at the London School of Economics. She will work on her next book, Tender Traffic: Intimate Labor Movements, 1790-1860, a study of the interrelations of sex work and domestic work along lines of racialized gender along the seabord, some of which she presented last Spring as part of the Colloquium on Work, Labor, and Political Economy. The winner of the Lancaster Prize for Best Humanities Dissertation in 2009 and the James F. Broussard best first book prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2015, she is Associate Professor of History at University of Wisconsin Madison and Director of their Program in Women and Gender. She also received a doctoral certificate in Feminist Studies.