Armstrong History Professor Awarded Prestigious National Honor

Dr. Felicity Turner, assistant professor of history at Armstrong State University, recently received the Coordinating Council for Women in History’s 2015 Nupur Chaudhuri Prize for her article, “Rights and the Ambiguities of the Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth Century U.S. South.” The article was originally published in the September 2014 issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era.

The national Coordinating Council for Women in History presents the award for the best first article published by a member of the organization during the previous two years.

The Coordinating Council for Women in History will present the award to Turner at the Council’s annual award luncheon during the 2016 American Historical Association conference in Atlanta on January


This achievement coincides with Turner’s research interests in women, law and society and 19th-century U.S. history.

Turner earned a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, as well as an M.A. from La Trobe University and a B.A. from Monash University. She has been a faculty member at Armstrong since 2013.

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