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Phillips-Cunningham wins NWSA book award

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham (multicultural women's and gender studies) is the recipient of the 2020 National Women's Studies Association's (NWSA) Sara A. Whaley Book Prize Award for studies about women and labor. Her book, “Putting Their Hands on Race: Irish Immigrant and Southern Black Domestic Workers” (Rutgers University Press, 2020), is a comparative racial history of Irish immigrant and southern Black women who labored as domestic workers in U.S. northeastern cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Phillips-Cunningham's book will be formally recognized at the NWSA Awards Toast in November.