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Aaron Block awarded CSSH 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Award

Associate Teaching Professor Aaron Block has been selected for a CSSH 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Award. Congratulations, Aaron!   From the announcement:   “With this award, the college recognizes Aaron Block as an exceptional teacher whose student-centered course design, assignments, and assessment practices epitomize writing as a social activity. By working together to identify goals, create rubrics,…
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Published On: February 19, 2019 |
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Laurie Edwards pens New York Times op-ed on pain, young women, and the culture of disbelief

Associate Teaching Professor Laurie Edwards‘s op-ed, “Why Are We Still Dismissing Girls’ Pain?,” appears in the February 17, 2019 print edition of the New York Times. We have long known that women with some conditions are more likely than men to be under-treated for pain, and that doctors are more likely to dismiss reports of illness as psychosomatic when they…
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Polcha awarded post-doctoral fellowship at Penn

Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Polcha has been awarded the Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship at the McNeil Center in Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  She will begin her two-year appointment at the McNeil Center in Fall 2019. Elizabeth is currently completing a dissertation project titled, “Redacting Desire: The Sexual Politics of Colonial Science in the Eighteenth-Century…
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Published On: January 17, 2019 | Tags: ,
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Ghorbaninejad (PhD ’18) accepts position at UCLA’s Digital Library Program

Kasra Ghorbaninejad (Ph.D. ’18) has accepted a position at UCLA’s Digital Library Program. Kasra’s title will be Sinai Library Digitization Project Data and Metadata Coordinator (SLDP-DMC) at the rank of Principal Museum Scientist. Kasra defended his dissertation, “ “Re/Imagining Imperial Narratives: Shakespeare’s Histories, Safavid Shāhnāmahs, and Anglo-Persian Alliance Building, 1590s-1620s” (co-directed by Marina Leslie and Erika Boeckeler) in July…
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Published On: January 10, 2019 |
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December 2018 alumni updates highlight careers in higher ed

Our December alumni updates highlight careers in higher education. Victoria Comella (B.A. ’05) is currently the Director of Communications for Emory University. Jessica (Russell) Morrow (M.A. ’12) serves as the Assistant Director of Stewardship in University Advancement at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Alexander Moffett (Ph.D. ’05) was elected Director of the Development of Western…
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Published On: December 21, 2018 |
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Professor Cushman and Jonathan Osborne co-edit essay collection on Rhetorics of Difference

Professor Ellen Cushman and Doctoral Candidate Jonathan Osborne, along with Damián Baca from The University of Arizona, celebrated the publication of their co-edited essay collection, Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference (Routledge) in December 2018. Congratulations!

Published On: December 14, 2018 | Tags: ,,
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Professor Davis’s latest book named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Professor Theo Davis’s most recent book, Ornamental Aesthetics: The Poetry of Attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016), was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2017.

Published On: December 3, 2018 |
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Professor Chute’s latest book among NYT “Notable Books of the Year”

Professor Hillary Chute’s latest book, Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere, is on The New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” list.

Published On: November 20, 2018 | Tags: ,,
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Professor Blessington’s book, “Paradise Lost” and the Classical Epic, to be republished in new series

Professor Francis Blessington‘s first book, “Paradise Lost” and the Classical Epic, will be republished by the original publisher, Routledge, in a new series, Routledge Library Editions, in hardcover, paperback, and eBook.

Published On: September 17, 2018 |
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Lee (BA ’18) accepts position at Mailchimp

Yvonne Lee (B.A. English & Communication Studies ’18) completed an internship at Mailchimp and was hired as a full-time UX Content Strategist. Congratulations, Yvonne!

Published On: August 17, 2018 | Tags: ,
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