About the Author
Danielle McGuire is an award-winning author and Associate Professor in the History Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She is the recipient of the 2011 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the 2011 Lillian Smith Award.
Her dissertation on sexualized racial violence and the African American freedom struggle received the 2008 Lerner Scott Prize for best dissertation in women’s history. Her essay, “It was Like We Were All Raped: Sexualized Violence, Community Mobilization and the African American Freedom Struggle,” published in the Journal of American History won the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best essay in southern women’s history and was reprinted in the Best Essays in American History 2006.
McGuire is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has appeared on National Public Radio, BookTV (CSPAN), CNN, MSNBC.com and dozens of local radio stations throughout the United States and Canada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of American History, on the Huffington Post, TheGrio.com and TheRoot.com.
She lives with her husband and two children in metro Detroit.