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Camilla Townsend

    Professional affiliation

    Distinguished Professor of History, Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences

    Full Biography

    Camilla Townsend is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of numerous books on Indigenous history, among them Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma (2004), Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (2006), and Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (2019), which won the 2020 Cundill Prize in History. Her research has been supported by such entities as the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.