Nancy van Deusen's article "The Intimacies of Bondage: Female Indigenous Servants and Slaves and their Spanish Masters, 1492-1555" has been selected as the best article published by the Journal of Women's History in 2011-2012.
Dr. van Deusen will receive her prize at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women at the University of Toronto. The ceremony will be on May 22, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. at the Great Hall at Hart House.
The prize committee comprised of three members from the Journal's Editorial Board stated that her article is "beautifully written, carefully researched, and creatively conceptualized. The author reveals the circulation of indigenous women throughout the Americas and the family ties they sustained despite captivity and servitude. She not only insightfully examines the meanings of agency for servants and slaves, but also leads us to rethink apparently fundamental chronological divisions in colonial Latin American history."