Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tanisha Ford is a finalist for the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation in U.S. women's history. 


The Lerner-Scott Prize is given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. The prize is named for Gerda Lerner and Anne Firor Scott, both pioneers in women’s history and past presidents of the OAH. A dissertation must be completed during the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 to be eligible for the 2012 Lerner-Scott Prize.The prize will be presented at the 2012 OAH Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin between April 19-22.