liquid blackness conferred 2023 Phoenix Award by CELJ

January 19, 2024 by Denise Ing

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies has been conferred the 2023 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial or Design Achievement by the MLA-affiliated Council of Editors of Learned Journal in recognition of the commitment to both editorial and design excellence. The journal is co-edited by CSI faculty member, Lauren McLeod Cramer.

The Phoenix Award judges write: Our selection from this strong pool of nominations is liquid blackness, which is just stunning. We appreciate how it explores its questions about theories of blackness through a wide variety of media, as well as its careful curation of various voices and methodological approaches through the new editorial sections. The changes made to the journal since it joined Duke University Press beautifully expand its founding mandate to practice “a kind of ‘black study’ that prioritizes equal care toward art/artists and contributors.”

Congratulations to Lauren on this honour!