Sowande’ Mustakeem

Associate Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies

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​Sowande’ Mustakeem is associate professor of History and of African and African-American Studies, both in Arts & Sciences. She is author of the groundbreaking study “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage” (2016), which investigates the social conditions and human costs embedded within The Atlantic slave trade. Recent courses include “Slavery and Memory in American Popular Culture” and “Visualizing Blackness: Histories of the African Diaspora Through Film.”

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Mustakeem wins Dred Scott Freedom Award

Mustakeem wins Dred Scott Freedom Award

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation has selected Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of African and African-American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, as a recipient of its 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Award.
Mustakeem receives Wesley-Logan Prize for book

Mustakeem receives Wesley-Logan Prize for book

Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won the 2017 Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history.