Georgetown University recently featured Samantha Pinto's NEH research and upcoming book, Infamous Bodies: Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Cultures of Rights.

Pinto explains: "My book insists on the centrality of black women to the history of human rights, and it also suggests that by drawing this history through these celebrity bodies, we might better understand the struggles for racial and sexual rights that so often continue to exclude black women today.”

Congratulations, Sam!