2023 Nautilus Award for Journalism and Investigative Reporting

We are thrilled to share with you the outstanding news that Professor Margaret Burnham has won the prestigious 2023 Nautilus Award for Journalism and Investigative Reporting for her book, By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners. This award recognizes her exceptional contributions to journalism and investigative reporting, and it is a testament to the quality and impact of her work.

As a renowned scholar and writer, Professor Burnham has made significant contributions to the fields of law and human rights. Her book sheds light on a critical period in American history and exposes the injustices that were perpetrated under the guise of the law. By Hands Now Known is a powerful testament to her commitment to social justice, and it is an important contribution to the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality.

On behalf of the academic community, ADVANCE extends our sincere congratulations to Professor Margaret Burnham for this remarkable achievement. The Nautilus Awards seek to energize the interconnections among books, authors, publishers, and readers, and Professor Burnham’s work exemplifies this mission. We are proud to have her as a member of our academic community and look forward to her continued contributions to scholarship and social justice.