“History Below the Waterline: Enslaved Salvage Divers and the Hinter-seas Production of Colonial Capital” Kevin Dawson
Kevin Dawson is an associate history professor of the African Diaspora and Atlantic history at U.C. Merced. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and was a 2004-2005 Ford Dissertation Fellow. His Journal of American History article, “Enslaved Swimmers and Divers in the Atlantic World,” received the 2005 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians. His book Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) was awarded the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize by The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.