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The Mann Prize in African Studies

In honor of former Emory Professor of History, Kristin Mann, we are pleased to administer The Mann Prize in African Studies.

After coming to Emory University in 1979, Professor Mann was instrumental in bringing the African Studies Association (ASA) to Emory University, the world’s largest organization devoted to the study of Africa, and helped to create the Institute of African Studies, which she directed from 1993 to 1996.

Between 2008 and 2011, Kristin chaired the Department of History. A model citizen, Professor Mann has been active throughout Emory University, including the President’s Committee on Undergraduate Education, the Faculty Council, and the University Senate.

A dedicated mentor and a meticulous reader, Professor Mann has advised generations of students, at Emory and around the world. The Mann Prize is a special initiative in the Laney Graduate School to honor Kristin's career, legacy, and her commitment to students, her collegial spirit, and her enduring contributions to African Studies.


Please consider making a gift to the Mann Prize to honor Kristin's legacy and support African Studies graduate education in the Laney Graduate School at Emory. 

Contributions can be made to the Mann Prize at: