Emily Bernard's first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten 1924-1964, received rave reviews by the New York Times. Bernard's latest book is Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White. She has a doctorate in American Studies from Yale University and has received numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and a W.E.B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard. She is an associate professor of race and ethnicity in literary studies, the Harlem Renaissance, and African-American literature at the University of Vermont.