Emily Bernard is associate professor of English and ALANA U. S. Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont. Her first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letter of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten (2001), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her essays have been published in several journals and anthologies, such as Best American Essays, Best of African American Essays, and Best of Creative Non-Fiction. Bernard has received fellowships from the Alphonse A. Fletcher Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Beneicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Her most recent book, the highly acclaimed Carl Van Vechten: A Portrait in Black and White, was published by Yale University Press in February 2012.
Emily Bernard giving a lecture based on her book Carl Van Vechten: A Portrait in Black and White for Black History Month at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont:
Emily will read at this year’s Burlington Book Festival as part of the “Women’s Work” reading at Phoenix Books Burlington on Sunday, September 23 at 1 PM.