Book written by John Monroe earns 2021 Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award


John Monroe, professor in the Department of History, was co-winner of the 2021 Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award. Monroe won the award for his book, “Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art.”

The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Book Award is granted once every three years by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA).

According to the ACASA website, the award is given for excellence in scholarship on the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. The honor also recognizes “works of original scholarship and excellence in visual presentation that make significant contributions to our understanding of African arts and material culture.”