Pulitzer Prize board

Steven Hahn, the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board. In 2004, Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history for his book, “A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration.”

Hahn has written extensively about the American South, African-American history and the international history of slavery, emancipation and race. His other books include “The Roots of Southern Populism” (1983), “The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation” (1985) and, most recently, “The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom” (2009).

The Pulitzer Prize, administered by Columbia University, was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher who bequeathed money to Columbia when he died in 1911. The Board presides over the judging process.