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Matthew Pratt Guterl

Matthew Pratt Guterl is the L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Brown University. Born and raised in central New Jersey, Guterl earned his BA degree from Richard Stockton University in 1993, and his PhD in History from Rutgers University in 1999. He was the winner of the 2010 Mary C. Turpie Prize, given by the American Studies Association, for distinguished teaching, service, and program development in that field. He is also a Rutgers 250 Distinguished Alumni, a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Richard Stockton University, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer, and received the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance at Brown. As an award-winning historian, Guterl has also written The Color of Race in America, 1900-1940, American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation, Seeing Race in Modern America, and Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe. Guterl has also co-authored, with Caroline Levander, a book on the social meaning of the modern hotel titled Hotel Life.