At the 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Boston, John Hanson, director of the IU African Studies Program and Professor of History, received the 2019 ASA Service Award. He accepted the award together with his colleagues Jan Jansen (Leiden University), Dmitri van den Bersselaar (University of Leipzig), and Michael Doortmont (Leiden University).
The ASA Service Award was established to recognize individuals or organizations that have distinguished themselves through their outstanding dedication to the ASA’s mission of encouraging the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, past and present. The ASA Board of Directors recognized Hanson’s service as an editor for the journal History in Africa. The ASA Board stated,
“Serving in this role for nearly a decade, you transformed History in Africa into a peer-reviewed journal that not only engages a broad range of historical issues, but commands respect throughout the field.”
We congratulate Dr. Hanson on this well-deserved honor!